meaning of Alstrom syndrome

Alstrom syndrome meaning in Medical Dictionary

A progressive hereditary disorder described as obesity, deafness, and visual dilemmas in youth and diabetes with insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes) and kidney failure in adulthood. People with Alstrom syndrome have now been identified in over 20 countries. Although the syndrome is normally rare, it really is unusually common amongst Acadians, both those living in Nova Scotia and people in Louisiana. The syndrome initially explained by C.H. Alstrom in Sweden in 1959. (It should therefore have two dots across "o".)