Type of disease: Rare conditions
Ivemark syndrome is a rare condition that affects multiple organ systems of the body. It is characterized by the absence (asplenia) or underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the spleen, heart malformations, and the abnormal arrangement of the internal organs of the chest and abdomen (situs inversus). Symptoms vary greatly depending on the specific abnormalities present. The exact cause of Ivemark syndrome is not known.Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.