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Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1



Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1 Complications


The list below is the known complications experienced by individuals affected by Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1: Blindness Renal failure


Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1 Definition


Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1 is an unusual hereditary or genetic disorder distinguished by mental retardation, polydactyly, obesity and pigmentation of the retina and other anomalies. Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1 results from the deficiency in chromosome 11q13.


Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1 Prevalence


Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1 is classified as a “rare disease” according to the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which means that it affects not more than 200,000 individuals in the US population.


Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1 Symptoms and Signs


The list below is the known symptoms of Bardet-Biedl syndrome, type 1: Obesity Short stature Mental deficiency Low verbal I.Q. Low performance or I.Q. Inappropriate mannerisms Visual impairment Retinal dystrophy Myopia Astigmatism Nystagmus Glaucoma Cataracts Aphakia Retinitis pigmentosa Take note that the symptoms might not be seen by patients but by physicians or medical experts.


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