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 the fingernails||
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the patella||
Absent/underdeveloped kneecap[ more ]
Outward turned elbows
Stiff joints[ more ]
Nail ridging[ more ]
|Thickening of the lateral border of the scapula||
Thickening of the lateral border of the shoulder blade
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Degenerative joint disease
High urine protein levels
Protein in urine[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Hearing defect[ more ]
Blood in urine
Renal failure in adulthood[ more ]
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Absence of pectoralis minor muscle||0005255|
|Absent distal interphalangeal creases||0001032|
Aplastic nails[ more ]
|Cleft upper lip||
|Clinodactyly of the 5th finger||0004209|
|Disproportionate prominence of the femoral medial condyle||0006437|
|Glenoid fossa hypoplasia||0006633|
|Hypoplasia of first ribs||
Small first rib
Underdeveloped first rib[ more ]
|Hypoplastic radial head||0003997|
|Limited elbow extension||
Decreased elbow extension
Elbow limited extension
Limitation of elbow extension
Limited extension at elbows
Limited forearm extension
Restricted elbow extension[ more ]
Flat foot[ more ]
Drooping upper eyelid
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||0000407|
Decreased body height
Small stature[ more ]
Clubfoot[ more ]
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.
Rare Disease Day at NIH on March 1, 2018
December 19, 2017
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I have two children affected by nail-patella syndrome. Would physiotherapy help stabilize their joints? See answer
I have had one previous full term pregnancy without complications but recently miscarried at 10 weeks. Would my diagnosis of nail-patella syndrome increase my risk for a miscarriage? See answer
I have nail-patella syndrome. Can you tell me if the risk for pre-eclampsia in pregnancy is increased significantly for a woman over the age of 35? This will be my second pregnancy and I did not have any issues with my first child except for a minimal amount of proteinuria at 20 weeks. See answer