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SHORT Syndrome

SHORT Syndrome: Introduction

SHORT Syndrome: A very rare disorder characterized by short stature, low birth weight and loss of skin fat. SHORT is an acronym for short stature, hyperextensible joints and/or hernia, ocular depression, Reiger anomaly and teething delay. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of SHORT Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of SHORT Syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to SHORT Syndrome:

Wrongly Diagnosed with SHORT Syndrome?

SHORT Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

SHORT Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of SHORT Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To SHORT Syndrome

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, SHORT Syndrome:

Less Common Symptoms of SHORT Syndrome

SHORT Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and SHORT 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 »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's " 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 more »

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

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions: Patients with the skin condition psoriasis can also have the related arthritis subtype called "psoriatic arthritis". This arthritic condition tends to more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. more »

SHORT Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: SHORT Syndrome

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SHORT Syndrome: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Evidence Based Medicine Research for SHORT Syndrome

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SHORT Syndrome: Animations

Prognosis for SHORT Syndrome

Prognosis for SHORT Syndrome: normal life expectancy

Research about SHORT Syndrome

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Statistics for SHORT Syndrome

SHORT Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of SHORT Syndrome:

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


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