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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Heidi Fowler
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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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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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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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