Jan 25, 2018
Starting in early childhood, the participant experienced chronic diarrhea with excess fat in his stool (steatorrhea), fragile and sagging skin (cutis laxa), and poor wound healing. At 11 years old, a heart murmur was detected. Later in life, the participant was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy). At age 58, the patient received a pacemaker and controls his heart conditions with medication (Warfarin).
The participant is very tall (6’10”) and has a narrow head shape (dolichocephaly) with a protruding area at the back of the head (occipital protuberance). He has also been diagnosed with diverticulitis, which is an inflammation or infection in small pouches in the digestive tract. Some of his other symptoms include blurred vision, skin malignancies (basal cell carcinoma, melanoma), mild curvature of the spine (mild thoracolumbar scoliosis), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and recurrent left inguinal hernia (repaired three times).
The participant’s oldest daughter, who is 42, and granddaughter, who is 21, also have similar symptoms.
If this participant sounds like you or someone you know, please contact us!
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