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What is Jaffer-Beighton syndrome?

What is Jaffer-Beighton syndrome?

  • Jaffer-Beighton syndrome: A rare inherited syndrome characterized by loose joints, slipped vertebrae and long, thin fingers.

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

Jaffer-Beighton syndrome: Introduction

Types of Jaffer-Beighton syndrome:

Broader types of Jaffer-Beighton syndrome:

What causes Jaffer-Beighton syndrome?

Causes of Jaffer-Beighton syndrome: see causes of Jaffer-Beighton syndrome

What are the symptoms of Jaffer-Beighton syndrome?

Symptoms of Jaffer-Beighton syndrome: see symptoms of Jaffer-Beighton syndrome

Jaffer-Beighton syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Jaffer-Beighton syndrome.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Jaffer-Beighton syndrome

Main name of condition: Jaffer-Beighton syndrome

Other names or spellings for Jaffer-Beighton syndrome:

arachnodactyly [loose joints - spondylolisthesis], Arachnodactyly, joint laxity, and spondylolisthesis

Arachnodactyly, joint laxity, and spondylolisthesis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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