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Sjogren-Larsson syndrome

Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Introduction

Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: A rare inherited neurological and skin disorder characterized by mental retardation, spastic paraplegia and thickened scaly skin (ichthyosis). The condition involves a deficiency of fatty alcohol oxidoreductase which causes an accumulation of long-chain fatty alcohols. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sjogren-Larsson syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Sjogren-Larsson syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Sjogren-Larsson syndrome?

Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Sjogren-Larsson syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Sjogren-Larsson syndrome

Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Sjogren-Larsson 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 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 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 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 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 concussion 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 mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and 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 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 the typical migraine sufferers, more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see more »

Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Sjogren-Larsson syndrome

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Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Rare Types

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Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Animations

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Clinical Trials for Sjogren-Larsson syndrome

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Statistics for Sjogren-Larsson syndrome

Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Sjogren-Larsson syndrome:

A syndrome of ichthyosis, spastic paralysis, and mental deficiency and other disorders with variable degree of severity. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Sjogren-Larsson syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, or a subtype of Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Related Sjogren-Larsson syndrome Info

More information about Sjogren-Larsson syndrome

  1. Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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