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Disease definition

Leprechaunism is a congenital form of extreme insulin resistance (a group of syndromes that also includes Rabson-Mensenhall syndrome, type A insulin-resistance syndrome, and acquired type B insulin-resistance syndrome; see these terms) characterized by intrauterine and mainly postnatal severe growth retardation.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Donohue syndrome
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Neonatal, Antenatal
  • ICD-10: E34.8
  • OMIM: 246200
  • UMLS: C0265344
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6885
  • MedDRA: -

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