Urofacial syndrome: Introduction
Urofacial syndrome: A very rare inherited disorder characterized by an unusual face and abnormalities in organs involved with urination.
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causes, and treatments of Urofacial syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Urofacial syndrome
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Treatments for Urofacial syndrome
- Symptomatic measures: bladder retraining, medications - alpha blockers, anticholinergics, antibiotics (to prevent urinary tract infection), catheterization when needed and management of constipation (diet, medications, fluids).
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Urofacial syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Urofacial syndrome
- The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
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Disease Topics Related To Urofacial syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of Urofacial syndrome
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Urofacial syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Urofacial syndrome
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 over-diagnosed, whereas...read 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.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good"...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"...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...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 fatal effect)...read more »
Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical
condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be
misdiagnosed as various conditions such as overactive bladder or other causes of...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 symptoms of
celiac...read 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...read more »
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Urofacial syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Face / Facial / Oral Health Specialists:
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Prognosis for Urofacial syndrome
Prognosis for Urofacial syndrome:
If the condition is diagnosed early then kidney failure and damage to the upper urinary tract can be avoided. The unusual facial expression is present at infancy and this should prompt further investigation and diagnosis.
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Definitions of Urofacial syndrome:
Inverted facial expression, wherein the affected children appear to be crying when they are actually smiling or laughing, with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis and delayed psychomotor development were reported in a later case. The syndrome was named after Dr. Bernardo Ochoa who referred the patients for the original study.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Urofacial syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Urofacial syndrome, or a subtype of Urofacial 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 Urofacial syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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