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Holt-Oram Syndrome

Holt-Oram Syndrome: Introduction

Holt-Oram Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by hand, arm and heart abnormalities. Bone abnormalities usually affect the left arm more than the right and occasionally only one arm and/or hand is affected. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Holt-Oram Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Holt-Oram Syndrome

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Holt-Oram Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Holt-Oram Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Holt-Oram Syndrome

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Holt-Oram Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Holt-Oram 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 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 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 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 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. The "cuff" more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of hypertension that more »

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Holt-Oram Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Holt-Oram Syndrome

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Definitions of Holt-Oram Syndrome:

Characterized by malformations of bones of the thumbs, hands and forearms and/or abnormalities of the heart; in many infants, the thumbs and wrists may be absent, underdeveloped or have an extra bone; scapulae, clavicles, and/or other bones may also be abnormal. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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