Print friendly version
Triple A syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- AAA syndrome
- Achalasia Addisonianism Alacrimia syndrome
- Achalasia alacrima syndrome
- Addisonian achalasia syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
achalasia, Addison disease, and alacrima (a reduced or absent ability to secrete tears). Most people with triple A syndrome have all three of these features, although some have only two. Affected individuals may also have dysautonomia, developmental delay, intellectual disability, speech problems, a small head size, muscle weakness, movement problems, peripheral neuropathy, and optic atrophy. Many of the neurological symptoms of triple A syndrome worsen over time. Triple A syndrome is caused by mutations in the AAAS gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.Triple A syndrome is an inherited condition characterized by three specific features:
Last updated: 8/16/2010
- Triple A syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. February 2010; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/triple-a-syndrome. Accessed 8/16/2010.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Triple A syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
In Depth Information
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. Click on the link to view this information. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Triple A syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Triple A syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.