Apert syndrome: Introduction
Apert syndrome: A rare condition characterized by abnormalities in the appearance of the face and head as well as finger and toe abnormalities. The bones of the skull fuse together too early which prevents it from growing normally. Various toes and fingers may be fused together.
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causes, and treatments of Apert syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Apert syndrome
- Partially or totally joined fingers
- Partially or totally joined toes
- Premature joining of bones in the head
- Growth disturbance in the skull
- Long-shaped head
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Treatments for Apert syndrome
- Surgery may be needed to prevent premature skull bone fusion from causing damage to the brain. Surgery is also needed to separate the fused fingers and toes and to correct any other defects if they become a problem. Orthodontic work is also often required. Other treatments are advised as symptoms develop
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Apert syndrome: Complications
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- Premature closure of skull bones can result in increased pressure inside the skull which in turn can result in mental retardation
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Causes of Apert syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of Apert syndrome
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Misdiagnosis and Apert syndrome
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Prognosis for Apert syndrome
Prognosis for Apert syndrome:
The prognosis varies amongst patients depending on the severity and range of symptoms. Early diagnosis and management of the condition with surgical intervention as required allows for a better prognosis.
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Definitions of Apert syndrome:
Apert syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Apert syndrome, or a subtype of Apert syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Apert syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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