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Category C - Diseases
A syndrome can be characterized as a group of symptoms occurring together. MeSH contains terms for many specific syndromes. Some examples are BECKWITH-WIEDEMANN SYNDROME and CRI-DU-CHAT SYNDROME. To index syndromes that are not in MeSH, index the main features of the syndrome and add SYNDROME (NIM). Do not use the subheading /complications with the components of the syndrome.
A syndrome with mental retardation and microcephaly
Often, a syndrome consists of abnormalities of multiple organs. Use the MeSH term ABNORMALITIES, MULTIPLE to index this concept.
A syndrome with mental retardation, microcephaly and cleft palate
Last Reviewed: November 19, 2013