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Opitz G/BBB Syndrome

Opitz G/BBB Syndrome: Introduction

Opitz G/BBB Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by defects along the midline of the body. The type and severity of symptoms can vary considerably. There are two subtypes of the disorder: one is inherited in a X-linked manner and the other is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Females with the X-linked form of the condition tend to have few symptoms and often only have wide set eyes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Opitz G/BBB Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Opitz G/BBB Syndrome

Treatments for Opitz G/BBB Syndrome

  • Treatment involves managing symptoms as they develop or repairing defects if possible:
  • Surgery may be needed to correct malformations or defects such as cleft lip or palate, heart defects, imperforate anus and trachea-esophageal defects
  • Genetic counseling and joining a support group is also recommended
  • Tracheostomy may be required if the airway is compromised due to laryngeal or esophageal defects
  • Speech therapy may be required for speech problems resulting from cleft lip or palate
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Opitz G/BBB Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Opitz G/BBB Syndrome

  • The condition is caused by a genetic defect which can be inherited in a X-linked or autosomal dominant manner
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Opitz G/BBB Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Opitz G/BBB Syndrome

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Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see ...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some...read more »

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Opitz G/BBB Syndrome: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Opitz G/BBB Syndrome

Prognosis for Opitz G/BBB Syndrome: The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of the symptoms which can vary considerably amongst patients. Prognosis and quality of life can be improved by appropriate treatment and monitoring. Most patients have a normal life span and normal growth.

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