Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Introduction
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: A syndrome which is caused by a partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 4.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
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symptoms of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
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Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Deaths
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Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
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occasional symptoms of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Wolf-Hirschhorn 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 symptoms.
Although the most common...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 conditions,
such as a ...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...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 to...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...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...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...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were...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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Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
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Definitions of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome:
Partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 4 with severe psychomotor deficiency and abnormalities of the craniofacial structures, heart, kidneys, and other organs. The most common defects include asymmetric skull, microcephaly, high forehead, beaked nose, hypertelorism, epicanthal folds, and prominent glabella. The phenotype of proximal interstitial deletion (del4p15) differs from that in the Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome and is characterized by distinct facies, multiple minor congenital anomalies, psychomotor retardation and normal growth. Deletion 4p15-16 is expressed in a different phenotype which includes long face, midface hypoplasia, upslanted palpebral fissures, epicanthal folds, large beaked nose, highly arched palate, thick lower lip, micrognathia, broad and short neck, broad hands and feet, tall and thin habitus, delayed growth and mental development, and hypotonia.
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