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 peripheral nerve conduction||0003134|
Loss of developmental milestones
Mental deterioration in childhood[ more ]
Mental retardation, nonspecific
Mental-retardation[ more ]
Low muscle tone, in neonatal onset
|Rapid neurologic deterioration||0007307|
Increased spleen size
Loss of eyesight
Poor vision[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of retinal pigmentation||0007703|
Nasal tip, upturned
Upturned nasal tip
Upturned nostrils[ more ]
|Broad hallux phalanx||
Broad bone of big toe
Wide bone of big toe[ more ]
Wide/broad thumb[ more ]
Clouding of the lens of the eye
Cloudy lens[ more ]
|Coarse facial features||
Coarse facial appearance
Coarse hair texture
|Depressed nasal bridge||
Depressed bridge of nose
Flat bridge of nose
Flat nasal bridge
Flat, nasal bridge
Flattened nasal bridge
Low nasal bridge
Low nasal root[ more ]
Too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain
Stiff joints[ more ]
Increased size of skull
Large head circumference[ more ]
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||0000407|
Decreased body height
Small stature[ more ]
Thick eyebrows[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Abnormally small skull
Decreased circumference of cranium
Decreased size of skull
Reduced head circumference
Small head circumference[ more ]
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of the periventricular white matter||0002518|
Broad big toe
Wide big toe[ more ]
Degeneration of cerebellum
Degeneration of cerebrum
Flat facial shape
Hearing defect[ more ]
|Hypoplastic vertebral bodies||0008479|
Increased size of forehead
|Lower limb hyperreflexia||
Overactive lower leg reflex
Puffiness around the eyes
Swelling around the eyes[ more ]
Protruding forehead[ more ]
Involuntary muscle stiffness, contraction, or spasm
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.
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.
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.
Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar on Lysosomes and Endocytosis
Sunday, June 15, 2014 -
Friday, June 20, 2014
Location: Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
Description: The main goal of the Lysosomes and Endocytosis GRC is to foster the dissemination of current research results and the establishment of new research areas and new collaborations in the area of the cell biology of endocytosis, lysosomes, endosomes and related organelles. We hope that many of these new directions and collaborations will be directed toward the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic diseases such as lysosomal storage disorders, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Chediak-Higashi syndrome, Niemann Pick disease and tuberous sclerosis, among others.
Contact: Alexandra Ainsztein, Ph.D.(301) 594-0828, Alexandra.Ainsztein@nih.gov
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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