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Smith-Magenis Syndrome

Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Introduction

Smith-Magenis Syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by various developmental problems as well as various physical defects primarily affecting the head and the face. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Smith-Magenis Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Smith-Magenis Syndrome?

Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Smith-Magenis Syndrome

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild 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 to various 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 diagnosed with fatal effect) 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 »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for 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), for which 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 dementia (such as 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 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. more »

Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Animations

Research about Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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Clinical Trials for Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Smith-Magenis Syndrome:

A rare chromosomal disorder characterized by abnormalities of the craniofacial area (brachycephaly, prognathism, cleft palate), delays in the acquisition of skills requiring the coordination of mental and muscular activities, mental retardation; most affected individuals experience speech delays that may occur in association with hearing impairment; behavioral abnormalities may include hyperactivity and self-destructive behavior. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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