Hamartoneoplastic malformation syndrome of uncertain etiology 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.
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DermNet NZ: Proteus Syndrome
Factsheet with an overview, signs, symptoms and management.
NORD: Proteus Syndrome
Offers synonyms, a general discussion and further resources.
Proteus Syndrome Foundation
Support and education for families and professionals. Includes abstracts, brochures, glossary, links and newsletters.
Proteus Syndrome Foundation UK
Charitable organisation that supports and educates families and professionals about this condition and raises money for research.
Woman's 11-stone legs may be lost
The BBC reports on a Lancashire woman's campaign to raise awareness of a condition which has left her with 11-stone legs. (May 03, 2007)
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