Latest Proteus Syndrome Stories

2011-08-10 22:57:25

New England Journal of Medicine study suggests linkage between gene variant and the much-documented syndrome of the 'Elephant Man' Orthopaedic surgeons from Children's National Medical Center are part of a team of researchers that has identified the genetic mutation causing Proteus syndrome, a rare disorder in which tissue and bone grow massively out of proportion. The discovery appears in the July 27, 2011, online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, led by researchers...

2011-07-28 13:30:03

Scientists have found a single gene mutation responsible for a rare condition associated with "Elephant Man" syndrome. Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, suffered from a rare disorder in which tissue and bone grows massively out of proportion. The researchers said drugs now in development may one day help similar patients because the gene is also linked to cancer.  The disease, known as the Proteus syndrome, is marked by uncontrolled tissue and bone growth. According to the...

2009-07-22 09:24:43

Proteus syndrome is a complex disorder associated with varied, disproportionate, asymmetric overgrowth of many body parts and unregulated adipose tissue. The overgrowth seen in Proteus syndrome is progressive and difficult to manage. Patients with Proteus syndrome require repeated treatment for the progressive overgrowth of tissue over a long period. Aggressive treatment may cause severe functional and cosmetic consequences, so surgical intervention is often delayed until it is absolutely...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.