A Look at Wolfram Syndrome

Wolfram Syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder. It is a neurodegenerative disorder that attacks the parasympathetic nervous system. Characteristic clinical presentations include juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, optic nerve atrophy, hearing loss, depression, anxiety, and progressive neurological difficulties. The prognosis is currently poor. Many patients die prematurely (median age of death being 30 years), with severe neurological disabilities.

Living with Wolfram | Terra Zagone

A look at a noteworthy foundation

Ellie White is a young lady living with this terminal illness. Ellie is devoting her life to spreading awareness of this rare genetic disease in order to help others. Take a look at her foundation!

Ellie White Foundation | Rare Genetic Disorders, Wolfram Syndrome

A look at a leading researcher in the field

Dr. Urano is leading research into a rare disease like no one has ever! Learn about Dr. Urano and his research and clinical work!

Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD | Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research | Washington University in St. Louis (wustl.edu)


Wolfram syndrome, a rare neurodegenerative disease: from pathogenesis to future treatment perspectives | Journal of Translational Medicine | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)

Wolfram Syndrome – NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) (rarediseases.org)

Wolfram Syndrome: Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment | NCBI

Wolfram Syndrome | Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes UK

Family reflections: our family’s journey with Wolfram syndrome | Nature