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What is Aarskog Syndrome?

What is Aarskog Syndrome?

  • Aarskog Syndrome: A rare genetic condition characterized by facial, hand, genital and growth abnormalities.
  • Aarskog Syndrome: Multiple limb and genital abnormalities with short stature, hypertelorism, downslanting palpebral fissures, anteverted nostrils joint laxity, shawl scrotum, and occasional mental retardation. The phenotype varies with age and postpuberal males have only minor remnant manifestations of the prepuberal phenotype.
    Source - Diseases Database

Aarskog Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Aarskog Syndrome, or a subtype of Aarskog Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Aarskog Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Aarskog Syndrome:

Broader types of Aarskog Syndrome:

How serious is Aarskog Syndrome?

Prognosis of Aarskog Syndrome: Growth hormone supplements do not appear to have any effect on poor growth. Mental retardation is usually mild to moderate.
Complications of Aarskog Syndrome: see complications of Aarskog Syndrome

What causes Aarskog Syndrome?

Causes of Aarskog Syndrome: see causes of Aarskog Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Aarskog Syndrome?

Symptoms of Aarskog Syndrome: see symptoms of Aarskog Syndrome

Complications of Aarskog Syndrome: see complications of Aarskog Syndrome

Aarskog Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Aarskog Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Aarskog Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Aarskog Syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Aarskog Syndrome.
Treatments for Aarskog Syndrome: see treatments for Aarskog Syndrome
Research for Aarskog Syndrome: see research for Aarskog Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Aarskog Syndrome

Main name of condition: Aarskog Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Aarskog Syndrome:

faciodigitogenital syndrome, faciogenital dysplasia, Aarskog-Scott syndrome, FGDY, Scott Aarskog syndrome

Aarskog-Scott syndrome, Facial-digital-genital syndrome, Faciogenital dysplasia, Greig syndrome, Shawl scrotum syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Aarskog-Scott syndrome, FGDY, Faciodigitogenital syndrome, Faciogenital dysplasia, Scott Aarskog syndrome, Aarskog-Scott syndrome, FGDY, Faciodigitogenital syndrome, Faciogenital dysplasia, Scott Aarskog syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Aarskog Syndrome: Related Conditions

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