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Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Bulldog syndrome
  • Dysplasia gigantism syndrome, X-linked
  • Golabi-Rosen syndrome
  • SGBS
  • SGBS1
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  • My partner is a carrier for Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome and her son was diagnosed with this rare condition. Is there information regarding prognosis or life expectancy for individuals with this syndrome? What are the potential long term effects on cardiac function? Could any heart abnormalities be corrected? How does the genetic mutation cause this condition, and should we expect other body areas to be affected? Also, my partner gets supraventricular tachycardia including atrial fibrillation. Can carriers of SGBS manifest some signs or symptoms of the condition? Can any type of procedure or intervention help my partner's heart issues? Click here for answer