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What is Muckle-Wells syndrome?

What is Muckle-Wells syndrome?

  • Muckle-Wells syndrome: An inherited condition characterized by amyloidosis (protein deposits), deafness, hives and limb pain.

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

Muckle-Wells syndrome: Introduction

Types of Muckle-Wells syndrome:

Broader types of Muckle-Wells syndrome:

How serious is Muckle-Wells syndrome?

Prognosis of Muckle-Wells syndrome: progressive condition that leads to uremia
Complications of Muckle-Wells syndrome: see complications of Muckle-Wells syndrome

What causes Muckle-Wells syndrome?

Causes of Muckle-Wells syndrome: see causes of Muckle-Wells syndrome

What are the symptoms of Muckle-Wells syndrome?

Symptoms of Muckle-Wells syndrome: see symptoms of Muckle-Wells syndrome

Complications of Muckle-Wells syndrome: see complications of Muckle-Wells syndrome

Onset of Muckle-Wells syndrome: adolescence

Can anyone else get Muckle-Wells syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Muckle-Wells syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Muckle-Wells syndrome

Muckle-Wells syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Muckle-Wells syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Muckle-Wells syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Muckle-Wells syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Muckle-Wells syndrome.
Treatments for Muckle-Wells syndrome: see treatments for Muckle-Wells syndrome
Research for Muckle-Wells syndrome: see research for Muckle-Wells syndrome

Name and Aliases of Muckle-Wells syndrome

Main name of condition: Muckle-Wells syndrome

Other names or spellings for Muckle-Wells syndrome:

amyloidosis, deafness, urticaria, limb pain, Urticaria-deafness-amyloidosis, MWS, Urticaria-deafness-amyloidosis syndrome, UDA syndrome, Urticaria, deafness and amyloidosis

MWS (Muckle-wells syndrome), UDA syndrome, Urticaria, deafness and amyloidosis, Urticaria-deafness-amyloidosis syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Muckle-Wells syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Muckle-Wells syndrome:


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