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|
Wide foot[ more ]
|Cranial nerve paralysis||0006824|
Inflammation of the thin layer on top of the white part of eye
|Progressive sensorineural hearing impairment||0000408|
Increased spleen size
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal palate morphology||
Abnormality of the palate
Abnormality of the roof of the mouth[ more ]
|Abnormality of the genital system||
Genital defects[ more ]
|Abnormality of the nose||
|Abnormality of the voice||
Low number of red blood cells or hemoglobin
|Camptodactyly of finger||
Permanent flexion of the finger
Delayed pubertal development
Delayed pubertal growth
Pubertal delay[ more ]
|Hernia of the abdominal wall||0004299|
Increased size of skull
Large head circumference[ more ]
Muscle pain[ more ]
|Recurrent aphthous stomatitis||
Recurrent canker sores
|Restrictive ventilatory defect||
Stiff lung or chest wall causing decreased lung volume
Decreased body height
Small stature[ more ]
Inflammation of blood vessel
|1%-4% of people have these symptoms|
Chronic extreme exhaustion
|Clubbing of fingers||
Finger clubbing[ more ]
Signs and symptoms begin before 15 years of age
Increased body temperature, episodic
Intermittent fever[ more ]
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Symptoms begin in childhood
Elevated white blood count
High white blood count
Increased blood leukocyte number[ more ]
Renal failure in adulthood[ more ]
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Is there a written language expressive disorder, or component, noted with Muckle Wells syndrome? It would be helpful to know if there are any educational learning disabilities associated with this syndrome other than potential for hearing loss and related concerns with hearing loss. See answer
Is Muckle-Wells Syndrome life threatening? See answer