Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

[¦bek‚with ′wēd·ə·män ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A congenital, generalized overgrowth syndrome attributed to a relative deficiency of maternally derived genes that is characterized by visceromegaly and predisposition to childhood tumors, especially Wilms' tumor.
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2) Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) and familial adenomatous polyposis have been associated with congenital pancreatoblastomas.
The risk of rhabdomyosarcoma is higher in children with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, neurofibromastosis type 1, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, nevoid basal cell carcinoma (Gorlin) syndrome, and Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome.
This means that subtle variations of methylation in ICRs could represent a drastic deregulation of the expression of imprinted genes, leading to important phenotypic consequences, as observed in the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (6).
Pancreatoblastoma may occur sporadically or in association with genetic syndromes, such as Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome or familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome.
They then address the genetics of the GH axis, with discussion of the spectrum of isolated insulin-like factor-1 (IGF-1) deficiency, the molecular defects downstream of IGF-1, and the new detection methods of GH and growth factors, and the epigenetics and bioinformatics of GH, including imprinted anomalies in Russell-Silver and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndromes, new aspects of growth hormone and cell growth, the role of zinc in the secretory pathway of growth hormone, and isolated growth hormone deficiency type 2.
The 16-month-old suffers from the rare Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, an overgrowth disorder which puts him at risk of cancer and other illnesses.
In addition to an association with low birth weight, there are several linked genetic diseases including overgrowth syndromes such as Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, chromosomally linked conditions (trisomies 2, 8 and 20) and X-linked Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome, type 1 glycogen storage diseases, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) (3-6) and type 1 neurofibromatosis.
The Huntingdon star has Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome which causes large body size and other symptoms.
It was reported as both a single anomaly and together with some syndromes, such as Type I Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (#130000), Cat Eye Syndrome (#115470) and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (#130650).
London, May 28 ( ANI ): The mutation responsible for IMAGe syndrome - a rare disorder that stunts infants' growth - has been identified, and surprisingly it occurs on the same gene that causes Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, which makes cells grow too fast, leading to very large children.
Included in those hazards is a ten-fold increase of Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, which causes unevenly sized limbs, an enlarged tongue, and a high risk of kidney tumours.
He is one of only 64 people in the UK with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome - a rare, incurable overgrowth disorder.