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Pallister-Killian Syndrome

Pallister-Killian Syndrome: Introduction

Pallister-Killian Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder due to tetrasomy of the 12th chromosome. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pallister-Killian Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Pallister-Killian Syndrome

Treatments for Pallister-Killian Syndrome

  • Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms as they arise as well as counseling. The severity of the condition varies amongst individuals with some dying during infancy and others living to adulthood. Some die before birth or soon after. Those that do survive are usually unable to live independently as adults
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Pallister-Killian Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Pallister-Killian Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Pallister-Killian Syndrome

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Pallister-Killian Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pallister-Killian Syndrome

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the more »

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Pallister-Killian Syndrome: Rare Types

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Definitions of Pallister-Killian Syndrome:

Tetrasomy of the short arm of chromosome 12 associated with craniofacial abnormalities with coarse facies, growth and mental deficiency, slow growing hair, and other abnormalities. The adult phenotype is marked mainly by epilepsy, macroglossia, coarse facies, and severe mental retardation. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

Related Pallister-Killian Syndrome Info

More information about Pallister-Killian Syndrome

  1. Pallister-Killian Syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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