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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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.
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.
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.
Leslie Biesecker, MD, is an investigator at NHGRI focusing on the molecular and clinical characterization of multiple congenital anomaly syndromes and overgrowth syndromes.