What is Alström Syndrome?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
Alstrom Syndrome is a rare genetic disease caused by mutations in the ALMS1 gene, which can affect many different parts of the body. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Alström syndrome is characterized by a progressive loss of vision and hearing, a form of heart disease that enlarges and weakens the heart muscle (dilated cardiomyopathy), obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (the most common form of diabetes), and short stature. This disorder can also cause serious or life-threatening medical problems involving the liver, kidneys, bladder, and lungs. Some individuals with Alström syndrome have a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans, which causes the skin in body folds and creases to become thick, dark, and velvety.
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