Problem

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Other Names:
EMG syndrome
Exomphalos-macroglossia-gigantism syndrome
Wiedemann-beckwith syndrome
BWS
Nature:

Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome (; abbreviated BWS) is an overgrowth disorder usually present at birth, characterized by an increased risk of childhood cancer and certain congenital features. A minority (<15%) cases of BWS are familial, meaning that a close relative may also have BWS, and parents of an affected child may be at increased risk of having other children with BWS. While children with BWS are at increased risk of childhood cancer, most children with BWS do not develop cancer and the vast majority of children who do develop cancer can be treated successfully.

Related Problems:
Sotos syndrome
Values:
Syndrome
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
18.05.2018 – 19:29 CEST