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Proteus Syndrome

No two people with Proteus Syndrome are affected in exactly the same way.

Marissa House

on 7 November 2012

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Transcript of Proteus Syndrome

Proteus Syndrome By: Marissa House
6th hour Personal Educate Others Organizations Continued Organizations Citations Real Life Story Prevalence of Proteus Syndrome Life Conditions Physical and Visual Systems Is Proteus Syndrome inherited? Genotypes Medical Proteus Syndrome is not hereditary. Therefore it isn't a dominant or recessive gene. Proteus Syndrome is a congenital disorder which means that you can develop this at birth or within a couple months after birth. Because this disease is not inheritable it cannot be passed from the parent to their offspring. Since Proteus Syndrome is not hereditary, there is no possible genotypes for the parents. Although this disease does have a chromosomal abnormality. It is when there is a mutation in the gene called AKT1; this is a protein that acts like a switch that controls cell growth. Mosaic distribution
Sporadic occurrence
Progressive course
If you meet all of these criteria then you are diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. This disease is very rare. It only effects less than 1 in 100 people worldwide. It is unknown for how long someone with this disease will live. Because of the fact that this disease is so rare, we do not know if a cure can be found. The quality of life for a person with Proteus Syndrome is very poor. They will always be in surgical care and may end up confined to a wheelchair. This is because the overgrowths on the body have to be surgically removed and should be managed early on before it gets worse. This boy named Jordan was 9 years old and was born with Proteus Syndrome. He undergoes many surgeries. Jordan goes to a school where his condition is accepted.
http://www.mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk/misc/proteus-syndrome.html This is a organization that helps with people become aware of the disease Proteus Syndrome.

http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/newslet2.html This is another organization called "Proteus Syndrome Foundation" that helps with people with Proteus Syndrome and educate others about it.

http://www.geneticalliance.org/organization/proteus-syndrome-foundation "FAQ About Proteus Syndrome." FAQ About Proteus Syndrome. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2012. <http://www.genome.gov/27544873>.
"DermNet NZ." Proteus Syndrome. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2012. <http://dermnetnz.org/systemic/proteus.html>.
"Diagnostic Criteria & FAQs." Proteus Syndrome Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2012. <http://www.proteus-syndrome.org/proteus-syndrome/faqs/>. Diagnostic Criteria Abnormal growth of blood or lymphatic vessels.
Overgrowth of fat and soft tissue.
Overgrowth of limbs, arms, toes, and skull. This is asymmetric which means the growths different from the left to the right side of the body.

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