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What is Gene-Wiedemann syndrome?

What is Gene-Wiedemann syndrome?

  • Gene-Wiedemann syndrome: An extremely rare birth disorder characterized by mental retardation and a variety of physical defects.

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

Gene-Wiedemann syndrome: Introduction

What are the symptoms of Gene-Wiedemann syndrome?

Symptoms of Gene-Wiedemann syndrome: see symptoms of Gene-Wiedemann syndrome

How is it treated?

Treatments for Gene-Wiedemann syndrome: see treatments for Gene-Wiedemann syndrome

Name and Aliases of Gene-Wiedemann syndrome

Main name of condition: Gene-Wiedemann syndrome

Other names or spellings for Gene-Wiedemann syndrome:

Dysostosis acrofacial postaxial, Miller syndrome, Wildervanck-Smith syndrome, acrofacial postaxial dysostosis, postaxial acrofacial dysostosis

GWAFD, Genée-Wiedemann acrofacial dysostosis, Miller syndrome, Postaxial acrofacial dysostosis (POADS) syndrome, Wildervanck-Smith syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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