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What is FG Syndrome?

What is FG Syndrome?

  • FG Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by anal abnormalities, reduced muscle tone and a prominent forehead.
  • FG Syndrome: A multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation syndrome characterized by a short stature, large head, hypotonia with or without joint contractures, seizures, imperforate anus, agenesis of the corpus callosum, and characteristic facies. "FG" stands for the surnames of patients in whom the syndrome was first reported.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

FG Syndrome: Introduction

Types of FG Syndrome:

Broader types of FG Syndrome:

How serious is FG Syndrome?

Complications of FG Syndrome: see complications of FG Syndrome

What causes FG Syndrome?

Causes of FG Syndrome: see causes of FG Syndrome

What are the symptoms of FG Syndrome?

Symptoms of FG Syndrome: see symptoms of FG Syndrome

Complications of FG Syndrome: see complications of FG Syndrome

FG Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for FG Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and FG Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for FG Syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for FG Syndrome.
Treatments for FG Syndrome: see treatments for FG Syndrome
Research for FG Syndrome: see research for FG Syndrome

Name and Aliases of FG Syndrome

Main name of condition: FG Syndrome

Other names or spellings for FG Syndrome:

FGS, Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome, FGS1, Mental retardation, large head, imperforate anus, congenital hypotonia, and partial agenesis of corpus callosum, Keller syndrome

Keller syndrome, Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome Source - Diseases Database

FGS, FGS1, Keller syndrome, Mental retardation, large head, imperforate anus, congenital hypotonia, and partial agenesis of corpus callosum, Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

FG Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, FG Syndrome:

 

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