The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormal hair quantity||90%|
|Abnormality of the eyelashes||90%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the eyebrow||90%|
|Inflammatory abnormality of the eye||90%|
|Opacification of the corneal stroma||90%|
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||90%|
|Abnormality of the fingernails||50%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the cerebellum||7.5%|
|Delayed eruption of teeth||7.5%|
|Delayed skeletal maturation||7.5%|
|Neoplasm of the skin||7.5%|
|Preauricular skin tag||7.5%|
|Abnormality of corneal stroma||-|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Elbow flexion contracture||-|
|Knee flexion contracture||-|
|Recurrent bacterial skin infections||-|
|Recurrent corneal erosions||-|
|Squamous cell carcinoma||-|
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.
Nonprofit support and advocacy groups bring together patients, families, medical professionals, and researchers. These groups often raise awareness, provide support, and develop patient-centered information. Many are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct people to research, resources, and services. Many groups also have experts who serve as medical advisors. Visit their 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.
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I am a special education teacher. My new student is 5-years-old and is very impacted by this condition. Is his intelligence presumed to be typical? Also are his fungal infections contagious to other students and staff? See answer