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 calcium-phosphate regulating
|Abnormal fingernail morphology||
Abnormality of the fingernails[ more ]
|Abnormality of the cerebral vasculature||
Abnormality of the cerebral blood vessels
Enlarged adrenal glands
Autoimmune disorder[ more ]
|Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis||0002728|
|Decreased circulating aldosterone level||
Low blood aldosterone level
Decreased parathyroid hormone secretion
|Increased circulating cortisol level||0003118|
|Opacification of the corneal stroma||0007759|
Extreme sensitivity of the eyes to light
Light hypersensitivity[ more ]
Loss of eyesight
Poor vision[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Clouding of the lens of the eye[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Abnormal deposits of calcium in the brain
|Hypopigmented skin patches||
Patchy loss of skin color
|1%-4% of people have these symptoms|
|Chronic active hepatitis||0200120|
|Chronic atrophic gastritis||0002582|
|Chronic oral candidiasis||
Chronic oral thrush
|Constriction of peripheral visual field||
Limited peripheral vision
|Hypoplasia of dental enamel||
Underdeveloped teeth enamel
Poor nail formation
Too much calcium deposited in kidneys
|Reduced visual acuity||
Decreased clarity of vision
Type 1 diabetes
Type I diabetes[ more ]
Blotchy loss of skin color
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Symptoms begin in childhood
|Decreased circulating parathyroid hormone level||0031817|
Decreased function of male gonad
|Perifoveal ring of hyperautofluorescence||0030629|
|Premature ovarian insufficiency||
Premature ovarian failure[ 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.
The resources below provide information about treatment options for this condition. If you have questions about which treatment is right for you, talk to your 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.
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 diagnoses include IPEX syndrome and, principally, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy type 2 (see these terms).
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
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.
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