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What is Septo-Optic Dysplasia?

What is Septo-Optic Dysplasia?

  • Septo-Optic Dysplasia: A rare birth defect characterized by impaired vision and pituitary deficiency.
  • Septo-Optic Dysplasia: A condition resulting from congenital malformations involving the brain. The syndrome of septo-optic dysplasia combines hypoplasia or agenesis of the SEPTUM PELLUCIDUM and the OPTIC NERVE. The extent of the abnormalities can vary. Septo-optic dysplasia is often associated with abnormalities of the hypothalamic and other diencephalic structures, and HYPOPITUITARISM.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Introduction

Types of Septo-Optic Dysplasia:

Broader types of Septo-Optic Dysplasia:

How many people get Septo-Optic Dysplasia?

Prevalance of Septo-Optic Dysplasia: rare

How serious is Septo-Optic Dysplasia?

Prognosis of Septo-Optic Dysplasia: fair to poor depending on treatment and severity
Complications of Septo-Optic Dysplasia: see complications of Septo-Optic Dysplasia
Prognosis of Septo-Optic Dysplasia: The prognosis for individuals with SOD varies according to the presence and severity of symptoms. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Septo-Optic Dysplasia Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Septo-Optic Dysplasia?

Causes of Septo-Optic Dysplasia: see causes of Septo-Optic Dysplasia

What are the symptoms of Septo-Optic Dysplasia?

Symptoms of Septo-Optic Dysplasia: see symptoms of Septo-Optic Dysplasia

Complications of Septo-Optic Dysplasia: see complications of Septo-Optic Dysplasia

Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Septo-Optic Dysplasia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Septo-Optic Dysplasia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Septo-Optic Dysplasia.
Treatments for Septo-Optic Dysplasia: see treatments for Septo-Optic Dysplasia
Research for Septo-Optic Dysplasia: see research for Septo-Optic Dysplasia

Organs Affected by Septo-Optic Dysplasia:

Organs and body systems related to Septo-Optic Dysplasia include:

Name and Aliases of Septo-Optic Dysplasia

Main name of condition: Septo-Optic Dysplasia

Class of Condition for Septo-Optic Dysplasia: congen.defect

Other names or spellings for Septo-Optic Dysplasia:

de Morsier's Syndrome, SOD, septo-optic dysplasia sequence, De Morsier II syndrome, dwarfism, septo-optic dysplasia, Septo-optic dysplasia with growth hormone deficiency, Hypopituitarism and septooptic 'dysplasia'

De Morsier syndrome Source - Diseases Database

De morsier syndrome, Hypopituitarism and septooptic 'dysplasia', Septo-optic dysplasia with growth hormone deficiency, Hypopituitarism and septooptic 'dysplasia', Septo-optic dysplasia with growth hormone deficiency, De morsier syndrome, Hypopituitarism and septooptic 'dysplasia', Septo-optic dysplasia with growth hormone deficiency
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Related Conditions

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