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What is MC4R deficiency?

What is MC4R deficiency?

  • MC4R deficiency: Obesity caused by a genetic defect resulting in a deficiency of a compound called melanocortin-4 receptor.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list MC4R deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

MC4R deficiency: Introduction

Types of MC4R deficiency:

Broader types of MC4R deficiency:

How serious is MC4R deficiency?

Complications of MC4R deficiency: see complications of MC4R deficiency

What causes MC4R deficiency?

Causes of MC4R deficiency: see causes of MC4R deficiency

What are the symptoms of MC4R deficiency?

Symptoms of MC4R deficiency: see symptoms of MC4R deficiency

Complications of MC4R deficiency: see complications of MC4R deficiency

MC4R deficiency: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for MC4R deficiency.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and MC4R deficiency.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for MC4R deficiency: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for MC4R deficiency.
Treatments for MC4R deficiency: see treatments for MC4R deficiency
Research for MC4R deficiency: see research for MC4R deficiency

Name and Aliases of MC4R deficiency

Main name of condition: MC4R deficiency

Other names or spellings for MC4R deficiency:

obesity due to melanocortin-4 receptor deficiency, obesity due to MC4R deficiency


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