Angiokeratoma Mental Retardation Coarse Face

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Angiokeratoma – Mental Retardation – Coarse Face refers to a form of intellectual disability that is characterized mainly by problems with small blood vessels, below-average mental ability, and abnormal facial features. Individuals with this form of intellectual disability have small blood vessels that are more prone to burst, causing small harmless marks of red and blue marks on the skin. Individuals with this form of intellectual disability may also have problems with breathing and eating. Like other individuals with intellectual disability, an individual with this condition often has problems with reasoning and solving problems, as well as performing day-to-day tasks. The condition is often diagnosed during childhood. Doctors diagnose this form of intellectual disability if red/blue marks on the skin and rough facial features are observed. Signs like walking and talking late, slow mastering of basic tasks, and having difficulty remembering things may also suggest this condition in children. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Skin specialists may suggest individuals undergo surgery or laser treatment to repair red/blue skin marks. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.

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