Mental retardation short stature Bombay phenotype
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Mental retardation - short stature, Bombay phenotype refers to a form of intellectual disability that is characterized mainly by below-average mental ability, short body frame, and unusual blood type. The unusual blood type does not cause harm to the individual. 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 also often diagnosed during childhood. Doctors diagnose this form of intellectual disability if short height and abnormal blood type 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 case-by-case and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Physical therapists may create exercise plans for the individual to strengthen his or her ability to perform tasks. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.