Disease at a Glance

Pseudoleprechaunism syndrome, Patterson type is a rare, genetic, adrenal disorder characterized by congenital bronzed hyperpigmentation, cutis laxa of the hands and feet, body disproportion (comprising large hands, feet, nose and ears), hirsutism and severe intellectual disability. Patients additionally present hyperadrenocorticism, cushingoid features, premature adrenarche and diabetes mellitus, as well as skeletal deformities (not present at birth and which progress with age). There have been no further descriptions in the literature since 1981.
Estimated Number of People with this Disease
In the U.S., this disease is estimated to be fewer than


What Information Does GARD Have For This Disease?

Many rare diseases have limited information. Currently GARD is able to provide the following information for this disease:

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When do symptoms of this disease begin?
The most common ages for symptoms of a disease to begin is called age of onset. Age of onset can vary for different diseases and may be used by a doctor to determine the diagnosis. For some diseases, symptoms may begin in a single age range or several age ranges. For other diseases, symptoms may begin any time during a person's life.
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Before Birth
Newborn Selected
Birth-4 weeks
1-23 months
2-11 years
12-18 years
19-65 years
Older Adult
65+ years
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These symptoms may be different from person to person. Some people may have more symptoms than others and symptoms can range from mild to severe. This list does not include every symptom.
This disease might cause these symptoms:

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Last Updated: Nov. 8, 2021