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Townes-Brocks Syndrome

Townes-Brocks Syndrome: Introduction

Townes-Brocks Syndrome: A rare condition characterized by anal, hand, foot and ear abnormalities. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Townes-Brocks Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Townes-Brocks Syndrome

  • Ear abnormalities
  • Overfolded ear rim
  • Large ears
  • Skin tags in front of ears
  • Underdevelopment of lower half of one side of face
  • more symptoms...»

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Townes-Brocks Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Townes-Brocks Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Townes-Brocks Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Townes-Brocks Syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Townes-Brocks Syndrome

Misdiagnosis and Townes-Brocks Syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Townes-Brocks Syndrome

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Definitions of Townes-Brocks Syndrome:

A syndrome in which 2 or more of the following abnormalities occur in most patients: Anorectal malformations (imperforate, stenotic, or anteriorly situated anus), hand deformities (polydactyly, broad, bifid, or triphalangeal thumbs), and external ear abnormalities (microtia, "satyr" or "lop" ear, and preuricular tags or pits), and sensorineural deafness. Intellectual deficit related to hearing disorders or occurring independently may be associated. Urinary tract abnormalities are present in some patients. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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