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Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • AHDS
  • Allan-Herndon syndrome
  • Mental retardation and muscular atrophy
  • Monocarboxylate transporter-8 deficiency
  • T3 resisitence
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Overview

Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome is a disorder of brain development that causes moderate to severe intellectual disability and problems with movement. This condition, which occurs exclusively in males, disrupts development from before birth. Although affected males have speech and a limited ability to communicate, they seem to enjoy interaction with others. Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome is caused by mutations in the SLC16A2 gene. It is inherited in an X-linked recessive manner.[1] 
Last updated: 6/12/2014

References

  1. Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). April 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/allan-herndon-dudley-syndrome. Accessed 6/12/2014.
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Basic Information

  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

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  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
    The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
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  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • AHDS
  • Allan-Herndon syndrome
  • Mental retardation and muscular atrophy
  • Monocarboxylate transporter-8 deficiency
  • T3 resisitence
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.