Other Names for this Disease
- Biedl-Bardet Syndrome
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cone-rod dystrophy, extra fingers or toes (polydactyly), truncal obesity, decreased function of the male gonads (hypogonadism), kidney abnormalities, and learning difficulties. At least 14 genes are known to be associated with Bardet-Biedl syndrome and 5 additional genes may also be associated with this condition. This condition is usually inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. Until recently, Laurence-Moon syndrome has been associated with Bardet-Biedl syndrome but newer research determined that they are different conditions. The diagnosis is based on the clinical findings. There is still no cure and treatment is directed to the problems that are present.Bardet-Biedl syndrome is an inherited condition that affects many parts of the body. People with this condition have progressive visual impairment due to
Last updated: 6/17/2015
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