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Diencephalic syndrome of infancy

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Diencephalic Syndrome; Diencephalic Syndrome of Infancy
SNOMED CT: Diencephalic syndrome of infancy (45740001)


Emaciation in the setting of normal linear growth and intellectual development, which is usually associated with neoplasms involving the anterior hypothalamus in infancy or early childhood. [from NCI]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVDiencephalic syndrome of infancy

Professional guidelines


Bain HW, Darte JM, Keith WS, Kruyff E
Pediatrics 1966 Sep;38(3):473-82. PMID: 5918397

Recent clinical studies


Maroon JC, Albright L
Arch Neurol 1977 May;34(5):295-7. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1977.00500170049009. PMID: 67836
Smith KR Jr, Weinburg WA, McAlister WH
J Neurosurg 1965 Sep;23(3):348-51. doi: 10.3171/jns.1965.23.3.0348. PMID: 5294539


Connors MH, Sheikholislam BM
Childs Brain 1977;3(1):31-6. doi: 10.1159/000119647. PMID: 844344

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