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What is Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome?

What is Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome?

  • Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: A very rare genetic disorder involving severe insulin resistance which is where the body fails to be able to use insulin which is needed to control blood sugar levels.

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

Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: Introduction

Types of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome:

Broader types of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome:

How serious is Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome?

Complications of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: see complications of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome

What causes Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome?

Causes of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: see causes of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome

What are the symptoms of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome?

Symptoms of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: see symptoms of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome

Complications of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: see complications of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome

Onset of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: infancy

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome.
Treatments for Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: see treatments for Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome
Research for Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: see research for Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome

Name and Aliases of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome

Main name of condition: Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome

Other names or spellings for Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome:

Pineal hyperplasia, insulin-resistant diabetes mellitus, and somatic abnormalities, Mendenhall Syndrome

Pineal hyperplasia and diabetes mellitus syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Mendenhall Syndrome, Pineal hyperplasia, insulin-resistant diabetes mellitus, and somatic abnormalities
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: Related Conditions

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

 

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