overgrowth syndrome

overgrowth syndrome

A condition with multifocal excess growth due to pituitary overactivity with excess growth hormone; OS occurs before, acromegaly after puberty Examples Fragile X syndrome, Beckwith-Wiedemannn syndromes

overgrowth syndrome

A general term for a group of disorders of childhood physical development in which head circumference and height are larger than normal, and there is a tendency to develop malignant tumors.
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Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS) (OMIM #312870) is an X-linked overgrowth syndrome characterised by distinctive facial features, macrosomia and multiple congenital abnormalities.
Essentially it's an overgrowth syndrome and it means everything grows very, very quickly.
Small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome may be an underappreciated cause of malnutrition, especially in the elderly.
We previously have shown that fructose malabsorption is a promoting factor for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome and is associated with higher serum neopterin concentrations (19), an indicator of immune activation.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome, Jan Bures, Jiri Cyrany, Darina Kohoutova, Miroslav Forstl, Stanislav Rejchrt, Jaroslav Kvetina, Viktor Vorisek, Marcela Kopacova, World J Gastroenterology 2010 June 28; 16(24): 2978-2990.
Bacterial populations contaminating the upper gut in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome.
The possibility of bacterial overgrowth was considered, and routine qualitative urinary organic acid analysis (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry) (4) revealed increased excretion of lactate, 3-hydroxypropionate, phenyllactate, and 4-hydroxyphenylacetate, a pattern characteristic of bacterial overgrowth syndrome.
Proteus syndrome is an overgrowth syndrome in which every feature of ECCL can be found; it is bilateral, asymmetric, and involves the head, trunk, and limbs.
1,2) This is a relatively recently delineated syndrome, probably because it is so rare and overlaps with number of other asymmetric overgrowth syndromes.
Organic acids in urine revealed a markedly elevated 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid level; a finding that has been associated with small bowel disease and bacterial overgrowth syndromes.
Leslie Biesecker, MD, is an investigator at NHGRI focusing on the molecular and clinical characterization of multiple congenital anomaly syndromes and overgrowth syndromes.