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Proteus Syndrome

Proteus Syndrome: Introduction

Proteus Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by overgrowth of bones, fatty tissues and skin in various parts of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Proteus Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Proteus Syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome?

Proteus Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Proteus Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Proteus Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Proteus Syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Proteus Syndrome

Proteus Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Proteus 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 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 more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure more »

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

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

Proteus Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Proteus Syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Proteus Syndrome

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Proteus Syndrome: Animations

Research about Proteus Syndrome

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Clinical Trials for Proteus Syndrome

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Proteus Syndrome

Proteus Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Proteus Syndrome:

An overgrowth syndrome with a wide spectrum of abnormalities, including gigantism of the hands and/or feet, pigmented nevi with variable distribution, hemihypertrophy which may be limited to face, ears, shoulder girdle, thorax, and arms or involve the entire side of the body. Hypertrophic changes are generally associated with subcutaneous hamartomas, skull defects, occasional cardiomyopathy, early growth acceleration, and cystiform pulmonary abnormalities. The complete phenotype of this syndrome often evolves over a period of time, hence the name which denotes its polymorphous character. Named after Proteus, a Greek god who could change his shape at will. A localized form is referred to as the Fishman syndrome. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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