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What is Alstrom syndrome?

What is Alstrom syndrome?

  • Alstrom syndrome: A rare genetic disorder involving a group of abnormalities affecting vision, hearing, kidney function and also characterized by obesity and diabetes mellitus.

Alstrom syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alstrom syndrome, or a subtype of Alstrom syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alstrom syndrome: Introduction

Types of Alstrom syndrome:

Broader types of Alstrom syndrome:

What causes Alstrom syndrome?

Causes of Alstrom syndrome: see causes of Alstrom syndrome

What are the symptoms of Alstrom syndrome?

Symptoms of Alstrom syndrome: see symptoms of Alstrom syndrome

Can anyone else get Alstrom syndrome?

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

Alstrom syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Alstrom syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alstrom syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Alstrom syndrome: Medical Geneticist, Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Alstrom syndrome.
Treatments for Alstrom syndrome: see treatments for Alstrom syndrome

Name and Aliases of Alstrom syndrome

Main name of condition: Alstrom syndrome

Other names or spellings for Alstrom syndrome:


Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alstrom syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Alstrom syndrome:


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