Wolfram Syndrome

Wolfram Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which is also known as DIDMOAD syndrome after its four most common features (Diabetes Insipidus, Diabetes Mellitus, Optic Atrophy and Deafness).

Diabetes mellitus (DM), as a part of the DIDMOAD set of symptoms, affects children as young as five or six years old, although onset in some cases may not occur until the middle or late teens. Optical atrophy will usually be obvious by age nine or ten but in some cases may be deferred to the middle or late teens. In Wolfram syndrome, both of these symptoms typically will have appeared by 14-15 years of age.

Wolfram Syndrome is very rare and affects around 1 in 770,000 of the total UK population, or 1 in 500,000 children.

Wolfram syndrome affects males and females in equal numbers.

Signs and Symptoms of Wolfram Syndrome

Causes of Wolfram Syndrome

Diagnosis of Wolfram Syndrome

Treatment of Wolfram Syndrome



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