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LEOPARD Syndrome

LEOPARD Syndrome: Introduction

LEOPARD Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple lentigines, pulmonic stenosis, widely spaced eyes and deafness. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of LEOPARD Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of LEOPARD Syndrome

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LEOPARD Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of LEOPARD Syndrome

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LEOPARD Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and LEOPARD Syndrome

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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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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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