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What is Ackerman syndrome?

What is Ackerman syndrome?

  • Ackerman syndrome: An extremely rare condition characterized primarily by glaucoma, upper lip deformity and abnormal tooth roots.

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

Ackerman syndrome: Introduction

Types of Ackerman syndrome:

Broader types of Ackerman syndrome:

What causes Ackerman syndrome?

Causes of Ackerman syndrome: see causes of Ackerman syndrome

What are the symptoms of Ackerman syndrome?

Symptoms of Ackerman syndrome: see symptoms of Ackerman syndrome

Onset of Ackerman syndrome: birth

Can anyone else get Ackerman syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Ackerman syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Ackerman syndrome

Ackerman syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ackerman syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ackerman syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ackerman syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ackerman syndrome.
Treatments for Ackerman syndrome: see treatments for Ackerman syndrome
Research for Ackerman syndrome: see research for Ackerman syndrome

Name and Aliases of Ackerman syndrome

Main name of condition: Ackerman syndrome

Other names or spellings for Ackerman syndrome:

molar root (pyramidal) [juvenile glaucoma-upper lip deformity], glaucoma [juvenile - upper lip deformity - dental roots], taurodontism, Pyramidal molars, glaucoma, abnormal upper lip, Juvenile glaucoma with unusual upper lip and dental roots, Pyramidal molar [glaucoma - upper abnormal lip]

Juvenile glaucoma with unusual upper lip and dental roots, Pyramidal molars, glaucoma, abnormal upper lip
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ackerman syndrome: Related Conditions

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