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|
|Abnormality of the nail||0001597|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the eyebrow||
Absence of eyebrow
Lack of eyebrow
Missing eyebrow[ more ]
Eyelid turned out
|Lack of skin elasticity||0100679|
Skin itching[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the helix||0011039|
|Everted lower lip vermilion||
Drooping lower lip
Outward turned lower lip[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the dentition||
Dental abnormality[ more ]
|Chronic otitis media||0000389|
Abnormality of cognition
Mental impairment[ more ]
|Recurrent respiratory infections||
Frequent respiratory infections
Multiple respiratory infections
respiratory infections, recurrent
Susceptibility to respiratory infections[ more ]
Renal failure in adulthood[ more ]
Decreased body height
Small stature[ more ]
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.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
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.
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.
Got a Great Research Idea? ‘All of Us’ Wants to Hear It!
January 18, 2018
New NCATS Rare Diseases Research Video
December 27, 2017
Rare Disease Day at NIH on March 1, 2018
December 19, 2017
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) Annual Conference
Friday, October 18, 2013 -
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Location: Westin O’Hare Hotel , Rosemont, IL
Description: The goals of the PEDRA annual meetings are to provide an educational platform that will enhance the research skills of PeDRA investigators and establish a forum for the critical review of research proposals developed by PeDRA disease-focused groups and to create a bridge between basic scientists and clinicians to enhance opportunities for research. Each group will identify and prioritize the clinical needs and therapeutic opportunities.
Contact: Carl C. Baker(301) 435-1240
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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I have a daughter with this skin condition. I would like to know if there is a cure for it yet, and what sort of treatments are best. I heard about the Garra rufa "skin eating fish" being used in some places to treat certain skin disorders; will using this fish work for this type of skin disorder? See answer