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Rabson-Mendenhall Syndrome


Synonyms of Rabson-Mendenhall Syndrome
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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion
Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder characterized by severe insulin resistance. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, regulates blood sugar levels by promoting the movement of glucose (a simple sugar) into cells for energy production or into the liver and fat cells for storage.

Initial symptoms of Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome include abnormalities of the head and face (craniofacial region), abnormalities of the teeth and nails, and skin abnormalities such as acanthosis nigricans, a skin disorder characterized by abnormally increased coloration (hyperpigmentation) and velvety thickening (hyperkeratosis) of the skin, particularly of skin fold regions, such as of the neck, groin, and under the arms. In most cases, additional symptoms are present. Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
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Organizations related to Rabson-Mendenhall Syndrome
  • American Diabetes Association
    National Call Center
    Alexandria VA 22311
    Phone #: 703-549-1500
    800 #: 800-342-2383
    e-mail: askADA@diabetes.org
    Home page: http://www.diabetes.org
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains NY 10605
    Phone #: 914-428-7100
    800 #: 888-663-4637
    e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
  • NIH/Developmental Endocrinology Branch
    Bldg 10, Room 10N262
    Bethesda MD 20892
    Phone #: 301-496-4686
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: N/A
  • NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    31 Center Dr
    Bethesda MD 20892
    Phone #: 301-496-5133
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/
  • NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
    Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
    Bethesda MD 20892-3570
    Phone #: 301-654-3810
    800 #: --
    e-mail: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov



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