Parkes Weber syndrome

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Parkes Weber syndrome

Parkes Weber syndrome (PWS) is a rare congenital condition causing an individual to have a large number of abnormal blood vessels. The main characteristics of PWS typically include a capillary malformation on the skin; hypertrophy (excessive growth) of the bone and soft tissue of the affected limb; and multiple arteriovenous fistulas (abnormal connections between arteries and veins) which can potentially lead to heart failure. Individuals may also have pain in the affected limb and a difference in size between the limbs. There has been evidence that some cases of PWS are caused by mutations in the RASA1 gene and are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.  Management typically depends on the presence and severity of symptoms and may include embolization or surgery in the affected limb.
 

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The terms "Parkes Weber syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Images in cardiovascular medicine. Multimodality imaging of hemangiectasia hypertrophicans (Klippel-Trenaunay-Parkes-Weber syndrome).
 

Author(s): Robert A Bucek, Joachim Vavrik, Erich Minar, Johannes Lammer, Dimiter Tscholakoff

Journal: Circulation. 2004 Sep;110(10):e295.

 

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2004

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French National Cohort of Children With Port Wine Stain
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Port Wine Stain; Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome; Parkes Weber Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2013

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Innovative Approaches to Gauge Progression of Sturge-Weber Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sturge-Weber Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2013

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Adjunctive Everolimus (RAD 001) Therapy for Epilepsy in Children With Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sturge Weber Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2014

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