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What is CAHMR syndrome?

What is CAHMR syndrome?

  • CAHMR syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized mainly by excessive body hair (especially on the back, shoulders and sides of the face), cataracts and mental retardation.

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

CAHMR syndrome: Introduction

Types of CAHMR syndrome:

Broader types of CAHMR syndrome:

What causes CAHMR syndrome?

Causes of CAHMR syndrome: see causes of CAHMR syndrome

What are the symptoms of CAHMR syndrome?

Symptoms of CAHMR syndrome: see symptoms of CAHMR syndrome

CAHMR syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for CAHMR syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and CAHMR syndrome.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of CAHMR syndrome

Main name of condition: CAHMR syndrome

Other names or spellings for CAHMR syndrome:

Cataract [hypertrichosis - intellectual deficit], Cataract, Hypertrichosis, Mental Retardation syndrome, Cataract hypertrichosis mental retardation

Cataract, Hypertrichosis, Mental Retardation syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

CAHMR syndrome: Related Conditions

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