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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Proteus Syndrome (Overview)

"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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What is the proteus syndrome?

What is the proteus syndrome?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
4 doctors shared insights

Proteus Syndrome (Overview)

"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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What are the symptoms of proteus syndrome?

What are the symptoms of proteus syndrome?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Proteus syndrome: what kinds of treatment are available for it?

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

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. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for proteus syndrome?

Are there treatments for proteus syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Are individuals born with proteus syndrome?

Are individuals born with proteus syndrome?

Yes: Yes, this a rare physical disorder that is not "caught" from the environment. In at least some cases a connection has been found with a specfic genetic defect. ...Read more

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What is the proteus syndrome?

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. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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What are the symptoms of proteus syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Proteus syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Proteus syndrome?

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 ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

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Are individuals born with proteus syndrome?

Yes: Yes, this a rare physical disorder that is not "caught" from the environment. In at least some cases a connection has been found with a specfic genetic defect. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for proteus syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Please help docs! is proteus syndrome preventable?

Please help docs! is proteus syndrome preventable?

No: This is the actual illness that affected "the elephant man". It's a somatic mutation a clone of cells in the unborn child shortly after conception. There was a report of rapamycin suppressing the overgrowths; this seems unlikely to me and has been generally questioned. Get with a subspecialty geneticist if you have Proteus syndrome or are caring for someone who does. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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What is proteus mirabalis treated with?

What is proteus mirabalis treated with?

Many antibiotics: Proteus mirabilis is generally quite sensitive to antibiotics commonly used for gram negative infections such as cephalosporins, quinolones, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) many penicillins etc. Some multiply resistant strains exist so sensitivity tests are done by the microbiology lab. ...Read more

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What is Proteus OX-19? I tested positive 1:160

What is Proteus OX-19? I tested positive 1:160

Typhus blood work: This is the old Weil-Felix test to look for people who may have been infected with typhus and other rickettsial diseases. Usually it's used by public health folks tracking epidemics, and is of little concern to you now. If your main concern is chronic fatigue, chances are this isn't the cause. ...Read more