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|
|Abnormal oral cavity morphology||
Abnormality of the oral cavity
Autoimmune disorder[ more ]
Disruption of blood oxygen supply to brain
Nosebleed[ more ]
Tiredness[ more ]
Blood in urine
|Recurrent respiratory infections||
Frequent respiratory infections
Multiple respiratory infections
respiratory infections, recurrent
Susceptibility to respiratory infections[ more ]
Inflammation of blood vessel
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Abnormality of the hypothalamus-pituitary axis||0000864|
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||0006510|
Coughing up blood
|Inflammatory abnormality of the eye||0100533|
|Nausea and vomiting||0002017|
Puffiness around the eyes
Swelling around the eyes[ more ]
High urine protein levels
Protein in urine[ more ]
|Recurrent intrapulmonary hemorrhage||
Recurrent bleeding into lungs
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Abnormal heart rate
Heart rhythm disorders
Irregular heart beat
Irregular heartbeat[ more ]
|Chronic otitis media||
Chronic infections of the middle ear
|Cranial nerve paralysis||0006824|
Intestinal blockage[ more ]
Muscle pain[ more ]
Eyeballs bulging out
Protruding eyes[ more ]
Inflammation of the prostate
Red or purple spots on the skin
Renal failure in adulthood[ more ]
|Restrictive ventilatory defect||0002091|
Noninflammatory retina disease
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||0000407|
Damage to nerves that sense feeling
Open skin sore
Narrowing of the ureter
Blood clot in vein
Loss of eyesight
Poor vision[ more ]
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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.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
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