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What is McCune-Albright Syndrome?

What is McCune-Albright Syndrome?

A genetic condition characterized by irregularities in skin pigmentation (café-au-lait spots), bone disease and endocrine ...more »

  • McCune-Albright Syndrome: A rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by abnormal skin pigmentation and endocrine gland dysfunction and replacement of parts of bone tissue with fibrous material.
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome: FIBROUS DYSPLASIA OF BONE affecting several or many bones. When associated with melanotic pigmentation of the skin and endocrine disorders, it is known as Albright's syndrome. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database

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

McCune-Albright Syndrome: Introduction

Types of McCune-Albright Syndrome:

Broader types of McCune-Albright Syndrome:

Who gets McCune-Albright Syndrome?

Patient Profile for McCune-Albright Syndrome: Congenital disease starting at birth.

How serious is McCune-Albright Syndrome?

Complications of McCune-Albright Syndrome: see complications of McCune-Albright Syndrome

What causes McCune-Albright Syndrome?

Causes of McCune-Albright Syndrome: see causes of McCune-Albright Syndrome

What are the symptoms of McCune-Albright Syndrome?

Symptoms of McCune-Albright Syndrome: see symptoms of McCune-Albright Syndrome

Complications of McCune-Albright Syndrome: see complications of McCune-Albright Syndrome

McCune-Albright Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for McCune-Albright Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and McCune-Albright Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for McCune-Albright Syndrome: Medical Geneticist, Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for McCune-Albright Syndrome.
Treatments for McCune-Albright Syndrome: see treatments for McCune-Albright Syndrome
Research for McCune-Albright Syndrome: see research for McCune-Albright Syndrome

Organs Affected by McCune-Albright Syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to McCune-Albright Syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of McCune-Albright Syndrome

Main name of condition: McCune-Albright Syndrome

Other names or spellings for McCune-Albright Syndrome:

osteitis gibrosa cystica, MAS, Albright syndrome, Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, PFD, POFD, Sexual precocity, familial, gonadotropin-independent, female-limited

Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia Source - Diseases Database

Albright syndrome, MAS, PFD, POFD, Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

McCune-Albright Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, McCune-Albright Syndrome:


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