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|
|Abnormal pyramidal sign||0007256|
Impaired gait[ more ]
Weakness of one side of body
Mental retardation, nonspecific
Mental-retardation[ more ]
Involuntary muscle stiffness, contraction, or spasm
|Urinary bladder sphincter dysfunction||0002839|
Loss of bladder control
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Psychiatric disturbances[ more ]
|Distal sensory impairment||
Decreased sensation in extremities
Open skin sore
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of extrapyramidal motor function||0002071|
Progressive dementia[ more ]
|Limitation of joint mobility||
Decreased joint mobility
Decreased mobility of joints
Limited joint mobility
Limited joint motion[ more ]
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormal upper motor neuron morphology||
Abnormal shape of upper motor neuron
|Abnormality of metabolism/homeostasis||
Metabolism abnormality[ more ]
|Abnormality of the cerebral white matter||0002500|
Symptoms begin in adulthood
Abnormality of cognition
Mental impairment[ more ]
Pins and needles feeling
Tingling[ more ]
|Peripheral axonal neuropathy||0003477|
Signs and symptoms worsen slowly with time
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.
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
The motor neuron dysfunction seen in APBD may be similar to that seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (see this term). Primary urologic dysfunction, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease should also be considered, as well as other causes of adult onset myeloneuropathy and leukoencephalopathy.
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
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