This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Increased serum ferritin||
Elevated serum ferritin
High ferritin level
Increased serum ferritin level[ more ]
Recurrent joint dislocations[ more ]
|Limitation of joint mobility||
Decreased joint mobility
Decreased mobility of joints
Limited joint mobility
Limited joint motion[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
Fatty infiltration of liver
Fatty liver[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Scar tissue replaces healthy tissue in the liver
Excessive buildup of connective tissue and scarring of liver at birth
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Low number of red blood cells or hemoglobin
Abnormal heart rate
Heart rhythm disorders
Irregular heart beat
Irregular heartbeat[ more ]
Disease of the heart muscle
Clouding of the lens of the eye
Cloudy lens[ more ]
Tiredness[ more ]
|Impaired glucose tolerance||0040270|
Difficulty getting a full erection
Difficulty getting an erection[ more ]
Degenerative joint disease
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
If you need medical advice, you can look for doctors or other healthcare professionals who have experience with this disease. You may find these specialists through advocacy organizations, clinical trials, or articles published in medical journals. You may also want to contact a university or tertiary medical center in your area, because these centers tend to see more complex cases and have the latest technology and treatments.
If you can’t find a specialist in your local area, try contacting national or international specialists. They may be able to refer you to someone they know through conferences or research efforts. Some specialists may be willing to consult with you or your local doctors over the phone or by email if you can't travel to them for care.
You can find more tips in our guide, How to Find a Disease Specialist. We also encourage you to explore the rest of this page to find resources that can help you find specialists.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
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