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What is Macleod-Fraser syndrome?

What is Macleod-Fraser syndrome?

  • Macleod-Fraser syndrome: An inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by long thin fingers and contractures involving the knees, elbows, fingers and sometimes other joints.

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

Macleod-Fraser syndrome: Introduction

Types of Macleod-Fraser syndrome:

Broader types of Macleod-Fraser syndrome:

What causes Macleod-Fraser syndrome?

Causes of Macleod-Fraser syndrome: see causes of Macleod-Fraser syndrome

What are the symptoms of Macleod-Fraser syndrome?

Symptoms of Macleod-Fraser syndrome: see symptoms of Macleod-Fraser syndrome

Macleod-Fraser syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Macleod-Fraser syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Macleod-Fraser syndrome: Medical Geneticist, Rheumatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Macleod-Fraser syndrome.
Treatments for Macleod-Fraser syndrome: see treatments for Macleod-Fraser syndrome

Name and Aliases of Macleod-Fraser syndrome

Main name of condition: Macleod-Fraser syndrome

Other names or spellings for Macleod-Fraser syndrome:

Congenital contractural arachnodactyly

Congenital contractural arachnodactyly, Short limb dwarf, mental retardation, myopia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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