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what is the definition or description of: proteus syndrome?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Proteus syndrome: "is a rare condition characterized by overgrowth of the bones, skin, and other tissues. Organs and tissues affected by the disease grow out of proportion to the rest of the body. The overgrowth is usually asymmetric, which means it affects the right and left sides of the body differently." REF: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/proteus-syndrome

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Proteus syndrome: what kinds of treatment are available for it?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Nothing Curative: Proteus syndrome refers to the abnormal growth of bone, tissue, and skin. There is no specific treatment that will stop or cure this problem. Local dermatological procedures and plastic surgery can help limit some of the effects. Also, surgery may be needed if underlying organs become affected by surrounding abnormal tissue growth.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the proteus syndrome?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Proteus Syndrome: Proteus syndrome, also known as wiedemann syndrome (named after the german paediatrician hans-rudolf wiedemann), is a congenital disorder that causes skin overgrowth and atypical bone development, often accompanied by tumors over half the body. Proteus syndrome is highly variable] and is named after the greek sea-god proteus, who could change his shape. Tumors of skin and bone develop with aging.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are there treatments for proteus syndrome?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Nothing Curative: Proteus syndrome refers to the abnormal growth of bone, tissue, and skin. There is no specific treatment that will stop or cure this problem. Local dermatological procedures and plastic surgery can help limit some of the effects. Also, surgery may be needed if underlying organs become affected by surrounding abnormal tissue growth.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of proteus syndrome?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Proteus Syndrome: Proteus syndrome, also known as wiedemann syndrome (named after the german paediatrician hans-rudolf wiedemann), is a congenital disorder that causes skin overgrowth and atypical bone development, often accompanied by tumors over half the body. Proteus syndrome is highly variable] and is named after the greek sea-god proteus, who could change his shape. Tumors of skin and bone develop with aging.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

A question answered here said proteus mirabilis can be passed by human contact. Then i asked if it could be passed sexually. Answer was no. Is it true?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, no, or maybe: Depends on how one looks at the words. Sexual contact is a type of human contact, so anything that can be transmitted by human contact obviously can be transmitted by sexual contact. However, doctors usually only say the typical std's (sti's, sexually transmitted infections) are transmitted sexually. Chicken pox can go from person to person while they have sex, but it's "not sexually transmitted".

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