Roberts syndrome: Introduction
Roberts syndrome: A very rare genetic disorder involving a range of physical abnormalities.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Roberts syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Roberts syndrome
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symptoms of Roberts syndrome
Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Roberts syndrome?
Roberts syndrome: Deaths
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Roberts syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Roberts syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Roberts syndrome
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Roberts syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Roberts syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak....read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various...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...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See ...read more »
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Roberts syndrome: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Roberts syndrome
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Definitions of Roberts syndrome:
Symmetrical phocomelia-like limb defects similar to those seen in thalidomide embryopathy (hence the synonym SC-pseudothalidomide syndrome), flexion contractures of the joints, facial anomalies, micrognathia, scanty blond hair, cloudy corneae, delayed growth, and occasional mental retardation. SC phocomelia and Roberts syndrome are considered by some as the same entity termed Roberts-SC phocomelia syndrome. The syndrome was first observed in a family with surname beginning with S and another with surname beginning with C.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Roberts syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Roberts syndrome, or a subtype of Roberts 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 it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Roberts syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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