|Bardet Biedl Syndrome |
Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a rare birth defect that causes trouble with the way some body parts function.
A child that is diagnosed with this disorder will usually have vision loss, obesity, extra fingers and/or toes, underdeveloped secondary sex characteristics, kidney problems and a delay in development.
Most people that suffer the disease will have severe vision loss by their teenage years. The birth disorder is inherited and is an autosomal recessive condition. This means that both parents are carriers of the genes that cause Bardet-Biedl syndrome. Genetic testing can diagnose this condition.
Because this syndrome affects a variety of the body, a person will need a variety of treatments. A cardiologist, deietican, nephrologist, opthalmologist and physical therapist may be needed.