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|
Bloating[ more ]
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Elevated alkaline phosphatase||
Greatly elevated alkaline phosphatase
High serum alkaline phosphatase
Increased alkaline phosphatase
Increased serum alkaline phosphatase[ more ]
|Elevated hepatic transaminase||
High liver enzymes
|Fatal liver failure in infancy||0006583|
Enlarged liver and spleen
Elevated serum cholesterol
Elevated total cholesterol
Increased total cholesterol[ more ]
Increased plasma triglycerides
Increased serum triglycerides
Increased triglycerides[ more ]
Yellowing of the skin[ more ]
|Microvesicular hepatic steatosis||0001414|
Fat in feces
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Coronary artery atherosclerosis||
Plaque build-up in arteries supplying blood to heart
Enlarged vein in esophagus
Fatty deposits in skin around the eyes
Fatty deposits on eyelids[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal urine potassium concentration||0012598|
Low number of red blood cells or hemoglobin
Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
|Failure to thrive||
Weight faltering[ more ]
Poor feeding[ more ]
Elevated serum potassium levels
Low blood sodium levels
Low blood pressure
Depleted blood volume
|Primary adrenal insufficiency||0008207|
Skin itching[ more ]
Increased blood pressure in blood vessels of lungs
|Renal salt wasting||
Loss of salt in urine
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Scar tissue replaces healthy tissue in the liver
|Death in infancy||
Lethal in infancy[ more ]
Fatty infiltration of liver
Fatty liver[ more ]
Belly sticks out
Extended belly[ more ]
Increased spleen size
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.
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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.
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.
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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