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|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
Low number of red blood cells or hemoglobin
|Congestive heart failure||
Heart failure[ more ]
Tiredness[ more ]
Blood in urine
Decreased ability to sweat
Sweating, decreased[ more ]
Muscle pain[ more ]
Renal failure in adulthood[ more ]
Firm lump under the skin
|Telangiectasia of the skin||0100585|
|Transient ischemic attack||
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal aortic valve morphology||0001646|
|Abnormality of the renal tubule||0000091|
|Bundle branch block||0011710|
Clouding of the lens of the eye
Cloudy lens[ more ]
|Coarse facial features||
Coarse facial appearance
Abnormality of cognition
Mental impairment[ more ]
Delayed pubertal development
Delayed pubertal growth
Pubertal delay[ more ]
|Nausea and vomiting||0002017|
High urine protein levels
Protein in urine[ more ]
Decreased body height
Small stature[ more ]
|Thick lower lip vermilion||
Increased volume of lower lip
Plump lower lip
Prominent lower lip[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal endocardium morphology||0004306|
|Abnormality of femur morphology||
Abnormality of the thighbone
Excessive, persistent worry and fear
Abnormal heart rate
Heart rhythm disorders
Irregular heart beat
Irregular heartbeat[ more ]
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||0006510|
Loss of developmental milestones
Mental deterioration in childhood[ more ]
Enlarged and thickened heart muscle
|Left ventricular hypertrophy||0001712|
|Reduced bone mineral density||0004349|
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||0000407|
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormal autonomic nervous system physiology||0012332|
|Abnormality of the hand||
Hand deformities[ more ]
|Left ventricular septal hypertrophy||0005144|
|Obstructive lung disease||0006536|
Pins and needles feeling
Tingling[ more ]
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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.
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
In childhood, other possible causes of pain such as rheumatoid arthritis and "growing pains" must be ruled out. In adulthood, multiple sclerosis is sometimes considered.
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
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