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What is Oliver-McFarlane syndrome?

What is Oliver-McFarlane syndrome?

  • Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: A rare genetic condition characterized by mental retardation, dwarfism, retinal pigmentary degeneration and hairy eyelashes and eyebrows.

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

Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: Introduction

Types of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome:

Broader types of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome:

How serious is Oliver-McFarlane syndrome?

Prognosis of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: growth hormone improves growth

What causes Oliver-McFarlane syndrome?

Causes of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: see causes of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome

What are the symptoms of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome?

Symptoms of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: see symptoms of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome

Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Oliver-McFarlane syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Oliver-McFarlane syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Oliver-McFarlane syndrome.
Treatments for Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: see treatments for Oliver-McFarlane syndrome

Name and Aliases of Oliver-McFarlane syndrome

Main name of condition: Oliver-McFarlane syndrome

Other names or spellings for Oliver-McFarlane syndrome:

Gray syndrome, trichomegaly, mental retardation, dwarfism, retinal pigmentary degeneration, Trichomegaly with mental retardation, dwarfism and pigmentary degeneration of retina, trichomegaly [retina pigmentary degeneration - dwarfism], eyelashes long [mental retardation], Eyelashes long mental retardation, Trichomegaly retina pigmentary degeneration dwarfism, Very long eyelashes and eyebrows, mental retardation, and pigmentary degeneration of the retina, Congenital trichomegaly, pigmentary retinal degeneration, and short stature

Eyelashes long mental retardation, Trichomegaly retina pigmentary degeneration dwarfism
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Oliver-McFarlane syndrome: Related Conditions

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


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