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What is Tucker syndrome?

What is Tucker syndrome?

  • Tucker syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by vocal cord paralysis and droopy eyelids.

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

Tucker syndrome: Introduction

Types of Tucker syndrome:

Broader types of Tucker syndrome:

What causes Tucker syndrome?

Causes of Tucker syndrome: see causes of Tucker syndrome

What are the symptoms of Tucker syndrome?

Symptoms of Tucker syndrome: see symptoms of Tucker syndrome

Tucker syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tucker syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tucker syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tucker syndrome: Otolaryngologist, Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tucker syndrome.
Treatments for Tucker syndrome: see treatments for Tucker syndrome

Name and Aliases of Tucker syndrome

Main name of condition: Tucker syndrome

Other names or spellings for Tucker syndrome:

ptosis [vocal cord paralysis], Ptosis vocal cord paralysis, Congenital bilateral recurrent nerve paralysis and ptosis

Congenital bilateral recurrent nerve paralysis and ptosis, Ptosis vocal cord paralysis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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