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What is Jacobs syndrome?

What is Jacobs syndrome?

A rare chromosomal genetic syndrome where the male person has an extra Y male chromosome, becoming XYY instead of ...more »

  • Jacobs syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by heart inflammation (pericardium), joint disease and permanent finger flexion. The number of joints affected is variable.

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

Jacobs syndrome: Introduction

Types of Jacobs syndrome:

Broader types of Jacobs syndrome:

How many people get Jacobs syndrome?

Prevalance of Jacobs syndrome: 1-in-2000 approximately.
Prevalance Rate of Jacobs syndrome: approx 1 in 2,000 or 0.05% or 136,000 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Jacobs syndrome?

Complications of Jacobs syndrome: see complications of Jacobs syndrome

What causes Jacobs syndrome?

Causes of Jacobs syndrome: see causes of Jacobs syndrome

What are the symptoms of Jacobs syndrome?

Symptoms of Jacobs syndrome: see symptoms of Jacobs syndrome

Complications of Jacobs syndrome: see complications of Jacobs syndrome

Can anyone else get Jacobs syndrome?

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

How is it treated?

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

Organs Affected by Jacobs syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Jacobs syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Jacobs syndrome

Main name of condition: Jacobs syndrome

Class of Condition for Jacobs syndrome: genetic sex chromosomal

Other names or spellings for Jacobs syndrome:

XYY syndrome, pericarditis [arthropathy - camptodactyly syndrome], arthropathy [camptodactyly syndrome], Arthropathy camptodactyly syndrome, Pericarditis arthropathy camptodactyly syndrome, PAC syndrome, Fibrosing serositis, familial, Camptodactyly arthropathy pericarditis syndrome, CAP Syndrome, Camptodactyly-arthropathy-coxa vara-pericarditis syndrome, Congenital familial hypertrophic synovitis

YY syndrome, 47 XYY syndrome, Double Y, XYY Karyotype, Arthropathy camptodactyly syndrome, CAP Syndrome, Camptodactyly arthropathy pericarditis syndrome, Camptodactyly-arthropathy-coxa vara-pericarditis syndrome, Congenital familial hypertrophic synovitis, Fibrosing serositis, familial, PAC syndrome, Pericarditis arthropathy camptodactyly syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jacobs syndrome: Related Conditions

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