In addition to the signs and symptoms found in Wolfram syndrome type 1, people with Wolfram syndrome type 2 may also have stomach and/or intestinal ulcers; and a tendency to bleed excessively after injuries.
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|
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of mesentery morphology||0100016|
Difficulty articulating speech
Painful or difficult urination
|Feeding difficulties in infancy||0008872|
|Recurrent urinary tract infections||
Frequent urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infection
Urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infections, recurrent[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal autonomic nervous system physiology||0012332|
Low number of red blood cells or hemoglobin
Disease of the heart muscle
|Cerebral cortical atrophy||
Decrease in size of the outer layer of the brain due to loss of brain cells
Delayed pubertal development
Delayed pubertal growth
Pubertal delay[ more ]
Progressive dementia[ more ]
Loss of developmental milestones
Mental deterioration in childhood[ more ]
Sensory hallucination[ more ]
Stiff joints[ more ]
Decreased function of male gonad
Muscle tissue disease
Eye muscle paralysis
Trouble sleeping[ more ]
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of the skeletal system||
Skeletal anomalies[ more ]
Psychiatric disturbances[ more ]
Degeneration of cerebrum
Swallowing difficulty[ more ]
Retarded growth[ more ]
Mental retardation, nonspecific
Mental-retardation[ more ]
|Limited mobility of proximal interphalangeal joint||
Limited mobility of innermost hinge joint
Lack of bladder control due to nervous system injury
Low blood neutrophil count
Low neutrophil count[ more ]
Involuntary, rapid, rhythmic eye movements
Light or infrequent menstrual periods
Damaged optic nerve
Drooping upper eyelid
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||0000407|
Low platelet count
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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
Differential diagnosis includes mitochondrial disorders such as Maternally-inherited diabetes and deafness, Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, Mohr-Tranebjaerg syndrome, and Autosomal dominant optic atrophy plus syndrome. Other possible differential diagnoses are X-linked Carcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 5, Friedreich ataxia, Thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia, Bardet-Biedl and Alstrom syndromes. An autosomal dominant disorder, referred to as Wolfram-like syndrome, with DM occurring in adulthood, a juvenile onset of OA, and/or associated hearing impairment has also been described.
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