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Proteus Syndrome

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Hamartoneoplastic malformation syndrome of uncertain aetiology characterized by partial gigantism of the hands and/or feet, asymmetry of the limbs, plantar hyperplasia, hemangiomas, lipomas, lymphangiomas, epidermal nevi, macrocephaly, cranial hyperostoses, and long-bone overgrowth. Joseph Merrick, the so-called "elephant man", apparently suffered from Proteus syndrome and not neurofibromatosis, a disorder with similar characteristics.

synonyms

Proteus Syndrome

UMLS

Elephant Man Disease, Proteus Syndrome

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9 images found for this diagnose diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome localisation: axilla, diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome localisation: back of the hands, diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome localisation: back of the hands, diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome localisation: abdomen, diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome localisation: feet, sole, diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome, Connective Tissue Nevus localisation: sole, diagnosis: Proteus Syndrome, Connective Tissue Nevus