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Barth Syndrome

Barth Syndrome: Introduction

Barth Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where the body's cells are unable to make sufficient energy resulting in an accumulation in the body of 3-methylglutaconic acid. Type 2 is characterized by its affects on the heart. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Barth Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Barth Syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Barth Syndrome?

Barth Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Barth Syndrome: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Barth Syndrome:

  • Infant death from cardiac failure
  • Early childhood death from cardiac failure
  • Frequent infections
  • more complications...»

Causes of Barth Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Barth Syndrome

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Barth Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Barth Syndrome

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is 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 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 more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more »

Barth Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Barth Syndrome

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Barth Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Barth Syndrome

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Barth Syndrome: Animations

Research about Barth Syndrome

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Statistics for Barth Syndrome

Barth Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Barth Syndrome:

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


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