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Sirenomelia: Introduction

Sirenomelia: A rare birth defect where infants are born with one lower extremity represented by completely fused legs as well as a large range of possible abnormalities. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sirenomelia is available below.

Symptoms of Sirenomelia

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Sirenomelia?

Sirenomelia: Related Patient Stories

Sirenomelia: Deaths

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Causes of Sirenomelia

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Disease Topics Related To Sirenomelia

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Sirenomelia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Sirenomelia

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is more »

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. more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is 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 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 more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, 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 symptoms of celiac disease) more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon more »

Sirenomelia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Sirenomelia

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Sirenomelia: Rare Types

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Sirenomelia: Animations

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Sirenomelia: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Sirenomelia:

Sirenomelia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Sirenomelia, or a subtype of Sirenomelia, 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 Sirenomelia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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