LEOPARD Syndrome: Introduction
LEOPARD Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple lentigines, pulmonic stenosis, widely spaced eyes and deafness.
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causes, and treatments of LEOPARD Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of LEOPARD Syndrome
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symptoms of LEOPARD Syndrome
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LEOPARD Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of LEOPARD Syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To LEOPARD Syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of LEOPARD Syndrome
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occasional symptoms of LEOPARD Syndrome
LEOPARD Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and LEOPARD 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...read 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 have something milder.
Some of...read 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 undiagnosed condition can...read 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 heart attack,
whereas there are...read 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" around the arm to...read more »
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often
seen by physicians...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more...read more »
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LEOPARD Syndrome: Rare Types
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Definitions of LEOPARD Syndrome:
A syndrome characterized by Lentigines (LENTIGO); Electrocardiographic conduction abnormalities; Ocular HYPERTELORISM; PULMONARY STENOSIS; Abnormal genitalia; Retardation of growth; and Deafness (HEARING LOSS, SENSORINEURAL). It is caused by mutations of the PTPN11 gene which codes for non-receptor PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASE, type 11. The clinical features of LEOPARD syndrome overlap those of NOONAN SYNDROME, also caused by mutations in PTPN11, as well as those of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1. The syndrome has also been associated with mutations in the NF1 gene (GENES, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1). (J Med Genet 2002 Aug;39(8):571-4)
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LEOPARD Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that LEOPARD Syndrome, or a subtype of LEOPARD 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 LEOPARD Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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