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 blistering of the skin||90%|
|Abnormal hair quantity||90%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the skin||90%|
|Hypopigmented skin patches||90%|
|Abnormality of the fingernails||50%|
|Abnormality of the genital system||50%|
|Abnormality of the hip bone||50%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the eyebrow||50%|
|Deeply set eye||50%|
|External ear malformation||50%|
|Limitation of joint mobility||50%|
|Opacification of the corneal stroma||50%|
|Abnormal immunoglobulin level||7.5%|
|Abnormality of neutrophils||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the adrenal glands||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the bronchi||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the metacarpal bones||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the sacrum||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the ulna||7.5%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the radius||7.5%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the thumb||7.5%|
|Decreased corneal thickness||7.5%|
|Nausea and vomiting||7.5%|
|Neoplasm of the skin||7.5%|
|Neoplasm of the stomach||7.5%|
|Premature graying of hair||7.5%|
|Reduced bone mineral density||7.5%|
|Reduced number of teeth||7.5%|
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||7.5%|
|Congenital hip dislocation||5%|
|Abnormality of the nail||-|
|Agenesis of permanent teeth||-|
|Anteriorly placed anus||-|
|Autosomal recessive inheritance||-|
|Basal cell carcinoma||-|
|Delayed eruption of teeth||-|
|Forearm reduction defects||-|
|Increased number of teeth||-|
|Juvenile zonular cataracts||-|
|Squamous cell carcinoma||-|
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American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Conference on DNA Repair and Mutagenesis Saturday, May 30, 2009 -
Friday, June 5, 2009
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Description: The major goals of this conference were to disseminate novel, unpublished results; identify new technologies and clinical therapies; and foster new collaborations among participants. A hallmark of this conference is the exceptionally broad cross-section of participants in terms of research focus (basic, translational, and clinical), age (the large meeting venue draws many younger scientists, graduate students, and senior investigators; ASM committed $20,000 to subsidize graduate student travel), institutional affiliation (academia, government, private industry, and publishing), and geography. Numerous opportunities were provided for in-depth discussion during and after sessions and at meals, including the popular evening poster sessions to promote informal interactions among all participants.
Contact: Dr. Peggy Hsieh, NIDDK 301-496-0306
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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