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What is Navajo neurohepatopathy?

What is Navajo neurohepatopathy?

  • Navajo neurohepatopathy: A rare genetic disease found in Navajo populations. It involves peripheral nerve degeneration, liver disease and corneal ulcers. The genetic disease is believed to be caused by maternal exposure to uranium from waters contaminated by old mines.

Navajo neurohepatopathy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Navajo neurohepatopathy, or a subtype of Navajo neurohepatopathy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Navajo neurohepatopathy: Introduction

Types of Navajo neurohepatopathy:

Broader types of Navajo neurohepatopathy:

Who gets Navajo neurohepatopathy?

Racial predominance for Navajo neurohepatopathy: Navajo and Apache populations

How serious is Navajo neurohepatopathy?

Prognosis of Navajo neurohepatopathy: death usually occurs within the first decade

What causes Navajo neurohepatopathy?

Causes of Navajo neurohepatopathy: see causes of Navajo neurohepatopathy

What are the symptoms of Navajo neurohepatopathy?

Symptoms of Navajo neurohepatopathy: see symptoms of Navajo neurohepatopathy

Can anyone else get Navajo neurohepatopathy?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Navajo neurohepatopathy

Navajo neurohepatopathy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Navajo neurohepatopathy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Navajo neurohepatopathy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Navajo neurohepatopathy: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Navajo neurohepatopathy.
Treatments for Navajo neurohepatopathy: see treatments for Navajo neurohepatopathy

Name and Aliases of Navajo neurohepatopathy

Main name of condition: Navajo neurohepatopathy

Other names or spellings for Navajo neurohepatopathy:

Navajo neuropathy, NN

NN, Navajo neuropathy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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