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|
Tiredness[ more ]
Stiff joints[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Loss of eyesight
Poor vision[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abdominal aortic aneurysm||0005112|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Abnormality of the pleura||0002103|
Blood clot in artery
|Conductive hearing impairment||
Conductive hearing loss[ more ]
|Double outlet right ventricle with subpulmonary ventricular septal defect without pulmonary stenosis||0011658|
Nosebleed[ more ]
Inflammation of the tongue
Smooth swollen tongue[ more ]
Blood in urine
Sweating, increased[ more ]
Pins and needles feeling
Tingling[ more ]
Drooping upper eyelid
Recurrent sore throat
Renal failure in adulthood[ more ]
|Sudden cardiac death||
Premature sudden cardiac death
|Visual field defect||
Partial loss of field of vision
Loss of vision
Vision loss[ more ]
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
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.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
Rare Disease Day at NIH on March 1, 2018
December 19, 2017
FDA Approves Drug to Treat Giant Cell Arteritis
July 6, 2017
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