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Medical Handbook

Alström Syndrome Booklet (published 2010)
A guide to greater understanding of this rare condition

For consultants, GPs and other health professionals as well as parents seeking to know more about Alström Syndrome.

Raising Awareness for Alström

This booklet has been produced by Alström Syndrome UK in an effort to promote greater awareness and understanding of Alström Syndrome, and to widen the spread of current knowledge. It has been funded by the NHS National Specialised Commissioning Group (NCG).

It is hoped that the booklet will prove useful to medical and healthcare professionals and to parents anxious to know more about the Syndrome and the advances in methods of treatment.

This booklet uses a wide range of terms for medical conditions which may affect children and adults with Alström Syndrome. These are explained throughout the booklet and summarised in a glossary on page 25. Please note that the symptoms and conditions listed are intended to aid diagnoses and do not necessarily apply in every case of Alström Syndrome.

Please either download a copy of the booklet either here as a PDF file, or here as a plain text document Alternatively you can email Catherine Lewis for a copy.

Media Reviewed: August 2015
Next Review: August 2017