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What is Behr syndrome?

What is Behr syndrome?

  • Behr syndrome: A rare inherited neurological condition characterized by spastic paraplegia and sometimes optic atrophy.
  • Behr syndrome: Ataxia, optic atrophy, neurologic signs, mental retardation, spinocerebellar degeneration, and visual disorders.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Behr syndrome: Introduction

Types of Behr syndrome:

Broader types of Behr syndrome:

How serious is Behr syndrome?

Complications of Behr syndrome: see complications of Behr syndrome

What causes Behr syndrome?

Causes of Behr syndrome: see causes of Behr syndrome

What are the symptoms of Behr syndrome?

Symptoms of Behr syndrome: see symptoms of Behr syndrome

Complications of Behr syndrome: see complications of Behr syndrome

Behr syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Behr syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Behr syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Behr syndrome: Neurologist, Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Behr syndrome.
Treatments for Behr syndrome: see treatments for Behr syndrome

Name and Aliases of Behr syndrome

Main name of condition: Behr syndrome

Other names or spellings for Behr syndrome:

Infantile optic atrophy-ataxia Source - Diseases Database

Optic atrophy in early childhood, associated with ataxia, spasticity, mental retardation, and posterior column sensory loss, Optic atrophy, infantile hereditary, Behr complicated form of
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Behr syndrome: Related Conditions

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