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)|
|Abnormality of temperature regulation||90%|
|Abnormality of the oral cavity||90%|
|Recurrent respiratory infections||90%|
|Abnormality of the hypothalamus-pituitary axis||50%|
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||50%|
|Inflammatory abnormality of the eye||50%|
|Nausea and vomiting||50%|
|Abnormality of the pericardium||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the pleura||7.5%|
|Coronary artery disease||7.5%|
|Cranial nerve paralysis||7.5%|
|Restrictive ventilatory defect||7.5%|
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||7.5%|
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