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Also known as: Proteus syndrome
Proteus syndrome is a congenital disorder that causes an overgrowth of tissue.
The syndrome may affect:
It is a progressive condition which means children are usually born without obvious physical signs of the syndrome. As patients age, tumors begin to form and the skin and bones begin to grow in an asymmetric pattern. The severity of these growths range from mild to severe and can affect various locations of the body, but typically affect the skull, one or more limbs and the soles of the feet.
Due to the disfiguring consequences and excess weight of enlarged limbs, symptoms of arthritis, muscle pain, and difficulty walking may be present. Because blood vessels are affected, premature death may result due to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Though the disorder itself does not directly cause learning disabilities, the tumors may cause secondary damage to the nervous system leading to cognitive disability.
Research continues to find the cause and cure for proteus syndrome.
This page was last updated on: July 28, 2021 02:49 PM
Evaluation and management of all birthmarks with special expertise in vascular birthmarks or vascular anomalies in newborn babies and children.
When a blood clot forms in a blood vessel, the process is known as thrombosis.
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