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It is possible that the main title of the report Froelich's Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Adiposogenital Dystrophy
- Babinski-Froelich Syndrome
- Dystrophia Adiposogenitalis
- Frolich's Syndrome
- Hypothalamic Infantilism-Obesity
- Launois-Cleret Syndrome
- Sexual Infantilism
Froehlich syndrome is a constellation of endocrine abnormalities believed to result from damage to the hypothalamus, a part of the brain where certain functions such as sleep cycles and body temperature are regulated. Froehlich syndrome appears to be acquired while certain other disorders that resemble it, such as Prader-Willi syndrome, are genetic.
This syndrome appears to affect males mostly. The more obvious and frequently encountered characteristics are delayed puberty, small testes, and obesity. Teen-age boys with this disorder must be distinguished from those who have inherited growth delay disorders or Prader Willi syndrome.
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