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MASA Syndrome

MASA Syndrome: Introduction

MASA Syndrome: A very rare inherited disorders characterized by mental retardation (M), aphasia (A), shuffling walk (S) and adducted thumbs (A). The symptoms are variable from case to case but mental retardation is a consistent feature. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of MASA Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of MASA Syndrome

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Wrongly Diagnosed with MASA Syndrome?

MASA Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

MASA Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of MASA Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To MASA Syndrome

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MASA Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and MASA Syndrome

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed 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 more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the more »

MASA Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: MASA Syndrome

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MASA Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for MASA Syndrome

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MASA Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of MASA Syndrome:

X-linked mental retardation syndrome associated with aphasia, shuffling gait, adducted thumbs, and other abnormalities. MASA syndrome, X-linked hydrocephalus, and spastic paraplegia (SPG1) share many common characteristics with this syndrome. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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