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Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: Introduction

Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation with periods of overbreathing and apnea. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins syndrome?

Causes of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

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Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pitt-Hopkins 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 anal itch (or more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a 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, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a 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 »

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to 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, or even those causing a mild 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 »

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 Parkinson's disease or dementia (such 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 of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and these more »

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

Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

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Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: Rare Types

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Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: Animations

Statistics for Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Pitt-Hopkins syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Related Pitt-Hopkins syndrome Info

More information about Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

  1. Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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