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
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symptoms of Barth Syndrome
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Barth Syndrome:
- High Blood Pressure: Home Testing
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 die...read 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 ...read 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 be...read 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 a...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...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...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more...read more »
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Barth Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Urinary & Bladder Specialists (Urology):
- Kidney Health Specialists (Nephrology):
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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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Research about Barth Syndrome
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Statistics for Barth Syndrome
Barth Syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Barth Syndrome
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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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