Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome
Beckwith wiedemann syndrome
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Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome
A rare and affects approximately 200,000 people in the United States. The disorder is present from birth and causes large body size, large organs and a variety of other complications. Although the exact cause of the disorder is not known, the majority of the cases are found to have a defect in chrom...
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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome: An overgrowth syndrome, whose clinical manifestations typically include macrosomia (large body size), macroglossia (large tongue), omphalocele (exomphalos), organomegaly (enlarged organs), hemihypertrophy (overgrowth of one side of the body), neonatal hypoglycemia (low b...
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Rare developmental disorder with a complex pattern of inheritance suggesting a defect in maternal imprinting. Characteristics are all growth abnormalities - enlarged tongue, gigantism, enlarged adrenal glands, enlarged visceral organs, advanced ageing and predisposition to childhood tumours. Possibl...
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<syndrome> This syndrome, of unknown cause, is characterised by a group of the following findings: large tongue, organ enlargement (visceromegaly), large body size, umbilical hernia and neonatal hypoglycaemia. Evidence suggests a genetic lesion. Birth weight is often more than 8 pounds. Compli...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: bek′with vē′dĕ-mahn Definitions: 1. an overgrowth syndrome characterized by exomphalos, macroglossia, and gigantism, often with neonatal hypoglycemia; there is an association with hemihypertrophy Wilms tumors and adrenocortical cancer. Autosomal domina...
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A rare, overgrowth disorder in which babies are large at birth and may develop low blood sugar. Other common symptoms are a large tongue, large internal organs, and defects of the abdominal wall near the navel. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome increases the risk of developing certain cancers, especially ...
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Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is an overgrowth disorder usually (but not always) present at birth characterized by an increased risk of childhood cancer and certain congenital features. Originally, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann coined the term exomphalos-macroglossia-gigantism (EMG) syndrome to d...
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