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Proteus syndrome

Introduction: Proteus syndrome

Description of Proteus syndrome

Proteus syndrome (medical condition): A rare genetic disorder characterized by overgrowth of bones, fatty tissues and...more »

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Proteus syndrome: An overgrowth syndrome with a wide spectrum of abnormalities, including gigantism of the hands and/or feet, pigmented nevi with variable distribution, hemihypertrophy which may be limited to face, ears, shoulder girdle, thorax, and arms or involve the entire side of the body. Hypertrophic changes are generally associated with subcutaneous hamartomas, skull defects, occasional cardiomyopathy, early growth acceleration, and cystiform pulmonary abnormalities. The complete phenotype of this syndrome often evolves over a period of time, hence the name which denotes its polymorphous character. Named after Proteus, a Greek god who could change his shape at will. A localized form is referred to as the Fishman syndrome.
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Proteus syndrome: Hamartoneoplastic malformation syndrome of uncertain etiology characterized by partial gigantism of the hands and/or feet, asymmetry of the limbs, plantar hyperplasia, hemangiomas, lipomas, lymphangiomas, epidermal nevi, macrocephaly, cranial hyperostoses, and long-bone overgrowth. Joseph Merrick, the so-called "elephant man", apparently suffered from Proteus syndrome and not neurofibromatosis, a disorder with similar characteristics.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Proteus syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Proteus syndrome as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Proteus syndrome as a Disease

Proteus syndrome (medical condition): See Proteus Syndrome (disease information).
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