Other Names for this Disease
- Adiposogenital dystrophy
- Babinski-Froelich syndrome
- Froehlich syndrome
- Froelich's adiposity
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Signs and symptoms of Froelich syndrome include obesity, small testes, delay in the onset of puberty, short stature (compared to other family members of the same sex), malformed or undersized fingernails, and headaches. Some children with Froehlich syndrome may have mental retardation, difficulties with vision, and in rare cases diabetes. Other symptoms of the syndrome may include excessive thirst, excessive urination, and very delicate skin.
Last updated: 9/15/2010
- Froelich syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders. http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Froelich%27s%20Syndrome. Accessed 9/15/2010.