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What is Multiple pterygium syndrome?

What is Multiple pterygium syndrome?

  • Multiple pterygium syndrome: A very rare disorder characterized by webbing of various parts of the body, contractures, short stature, fusion of neck vertebrae and facial anomalies.
  • Multiple pterygium syndrome: A rare syndrome of short stature, abnormal facies and webbing of the neck, antecubital, digital, popliteal, and intercural areas. Joint contractures, vertebral fusion defects, and rocker-bottom feet are usually associated.
    Source - Diseases Database

Multiple pterygium syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multiple pterygium syndrome, or a subtype of Multiple pterygium syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Multiple pterygium syndrome: Introduction

Types of Multiple pterygium syndrome:

Broader types of Multiple pterygium syndrome:

How serious is Multiple pterygium syndrome?

Complications of Multiple pterygium syndrome: see complications of Multiple pterygium syndrome

What causes Multiple pterygium syndrome?

Causes of Multiple pterygium syndrome: see causes of Multiple pterygium syndrome

What are the symptoms of Multiple pterygium syndrome?

Symptoms of Multiple pterygium syndrome: see symptoms of Multiple pterygium syndrome

Complications of Multiple pterygium syndrome: see complications of Multiple pterygium syndrome

Can anyone else get Multiple pterygium syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Multiple pterygium syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Multiple pterygium syndrome

Multiple pterygium syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Multiple pterygium syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Multiple pterygium syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Multiple pterygium syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Multiple pterygium syndrome.
Treatments for Multiple pterygium syndrome: see treatments for Multiple pterygium syndrome
Research for Multiple pterygium syndrome: see research for Multiple pterygium syndrome

Name and Aliases of Multiple pterygium syndrome

Main name of condition: Multiple pterygium syndrome

Other names or spellings for Multiple pterygium syndrome:

Escobar Syndrome, familial pterygium syndrome, pterygium colli syndrome, pterygium syndrome, pterygium universale

Escobar syndrome, Pterygium colli syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Escobar syndrome, Pterygium colli syndrome, Pterygium syndrome, Pterygium syndrome, multiple, Pterygium universale, Pterygium universale, Escobar syndrome, Pterygium colli syndrome, Pterygium syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Multiple pterygium syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Multiple pterygium syndrome:

  • Autosomal recesiive diosrdre
  • Cystic hydroma
  • Lethal popliteal pterygium syndrome
  • Facial anomalies growth retardation
  • Micrognathia
  • Hypertelorism
 

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