Alström Syndrome UK Advancing Diagnosis, Care, Treatment and Support for those living with Alström Syndrome in the UK

We are in regular contact with families to give regular updates on the advice from the Lead Clinicians and multidisciplinary teams from the Alström Adults and Children’s clinics.

Remember we are here for you. Just a phone call or email away. You can call us or we can call you.

Links to the Government guidance can be found HERE 

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Alström Syndrome UK offer:

  • Support for families and individuals affected
  • Caring and Supportive Community
  • Promotion of Innovative Research
  • Medical Screening Clinics where patients can receive the most up to date information to manage their condition
  • Alström Syndrome Medical Handbook
  • Family and Professional Conference
  • Opportunities to have Fun and be part of our exciting projects!

It is important to remember, AS symptoms may develop at different stages and not everyone is affected by all of the symptoms. Even amongst siblings the symptoms can vary.

Alström Syndrome UK has three key aims:

  • To support people who are affected by Alström Syndrome including their carers and the professionals who are working with them
  • To raise awareness amongst both the public and medical professions of Alström Syndrome
  • To raise funds to promote research into Alström Syndrome


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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital offers AS multi-disciplinary clinics and AS specialists. In an emergency your first point of contact should always be to call 999. If you need to speak to a medical expert in Alström Syndrome please contact ASUK and we will put you in touch with the correct specialist. If you would like to speak to the AS Clinical Lead please contact either:

  • Dr Tarek Hiwot (adult services), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham: 07979 127826 or alternatively via the QEH switchboard: 0121 627 2000
  • Prof Tim Barrett (children’s services), Birmingham Children’s Hospital: 0121 333 9999

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