Arriving at a diagnosis for rare congenital syndromes is difficult. Even with strong clinical observation skills and a collection of detailed patient histories and presenting physical features, it is still challenging. POSSUMweb, a dysmorphology database containing more than 30,000 images linked to 4,000+ syndromes, helps connect observed physical characteristics to possible syndromes enabling you to confidently and quickly identify syndromes that match the presenting phenotypes.
The powerful trait search allows you to input multiple observed features to identify a list of matched syndromes. By adjusting the strength of each attribute the search is refined to generate a more specific list of syndromes. Clicking a syndrome link provides quick access to detailed clinical descriptions of the candidate syndrome, individual clinical case reports and images of observed physical characteristics. Notation of unique attributes and syndromes with shared features help you with differential diagnosis.
The easy-to-use web-based system saves time and effort in researching and cross-referencing syndromes. Entries are continuously updated as new cases are published so the most up-to-date information is always at your fingertips.
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