Alström syndrome is a very rare disease. It is passed down through families (inherited). This disease can lead to blindness, deafness, diabetes, and obesity.
Alström syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. This means both your parents must pass on a copy of the defective gene (ALMS1) in order for you to have this disease.
It is unknown how the defective gene causes the disorder.
The condition is very rare.
Common symptoms of this condition are:
Occasionally, the following can also occur:
There is no specific treatment for this syndrome. Treatment for symptoms may include:
Richard Paisey is in Barnstaple, United Kingdom. Paisey is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Alstrom Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Alstrom Syndrome, Diabetic Neuropathy, West Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes.
Pietro Maffei is in Padova, Italy. Maffei is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Alstrom Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Alstrom Syndrome, Hypertrichosis-Acromegaloid Facial Appearance Syndrome, Acromegaloid Facial Appearance Syndrome, and Acromegaly.
Gabriella Milan is in Padova, Italy. Milan is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Alstrom Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Alstrom Syndrome, Obesity, Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis, and Bardet-Biedl Syndrome.
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The following are likely to develop:
Kidney and liver failure may get worse.
Possible complications are:
Call your health care provider if you or your child has symptoms of diabetes. Common symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst and urination. Seek medical attention right away if you think that your child cannot see or hear normally.
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Published Date : August 29, 2020
Published By : Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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