Alström Syndrome Europe
Bringing together medical professionals, researchers and those directly affected by Alstrom Syndrome to discover further insights into this ultra-rare condition. Aiding research initiatives, treatments and better management of the condition.
Alström Syndrome is an ultra-rare genetic disorder that can cause a set of conditions including vision problems including photophobia and nystagmus, hearing loss, obesity, heart and kidney problems, liver dysfunction and type 2 diabetes as well as other complexities.
By working together in collaboration on a global scale we can learn more and improve the lives of those affected.
Alström Syndrome is named after a Dr Carl-Henry Alström, who in Sweden in 1959 described several members of a family with similar features including retinal degeneration, obesity, sensorineural hearing loss, and diabetes.