Proopiomelanocortin deficiency

What is the life expectancy for people with proopiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency?

Life expectancy has not been reported. Some infants suffer life-threatening complications. Other health problems may develop which could impact life expectancy, but no specific figures currently exist.

Last updated on 05-01-20

What is the long-term outlook for people with proopiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency?

Without early treatment, the adrenal insufficiency associated with POMC deficiency can be fatal. The overall prognosis for this condition, however is undefined. It remains unclear if individuals with POMC deficiency are prone to weight-related complications like cardiovascular disease, cancer, or type 2 diabetes.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Proopiomelanocortin deficiency Genetics Home Reference (GHR). February 2014; Reference Link Filetti S. Obesity due to pro-opiomelanocortin deficiency Orphanet. May 2007; Reference Link

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