Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Introduction
Smith-Magenis Syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by various developmental problems as well as various physical defects primarily affecting the head and the face.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Smith-Magenis Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Smith-Magenis Syndrome
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symptoms of Smith-Magenis Syndrome
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Smith-Magenis Syndrome?
Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Related Patient Stories
Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Smith-Magenis Syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Smith-Magenis Syndrome
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Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Smith-Magenis Syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent...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.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...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 medical...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...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 blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm...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 those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The condition goes by the name...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...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 misdiagnosed as ...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...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...read more »
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Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Smith-Magenis Syndrome
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Clinical Trials for Smith-Magenis Syndrome
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Statistics for Smith-Magenis Syndrome
Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Smith-Magenis Syndrome
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Definitions of Smith-Magenis Syndrome:
A rare chromosomal disorder characterized by abnormalities of the craniofacial area (brachycephaly, prognathism, cleft palate), delays in the acquisition of skills requiring the coordination of mental and muscular activities, mental retardation; most affected individuals experience speech delays that may occur in association with hearing impairment; behavioral abnormalities may include hyperactivity and self-destructive behavior.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Smith-Magenis Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Smith-Magenis Syndrome, or a subtype of Smith-Magenis 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 Smith-Magenis Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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