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What is Marden-Walker Syndrome?

What is Marden-Walker Syndrome?

  • Marden-Walker Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by blepharophimosis, joint contractures and fixed facial expression.
  • Marden-Walker Syndrome: A constellation of immobile facies, blepharophimosis, micrognathia, microcephaly, midfacial hypoplasia, multiple contractures, hypotonia, arachnodactyly, developmental delay, and other anomalies.
    Source - Diseases Database

Marden-Walker Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Marden-Walker Syndrome, or a subtype of Marden-Walker 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 Marden-Walker Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Marden-Walker Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Marden-Walker Syndrome:

Broader types of Marden-Walker Syndrome:

How serious is Marden-Walker Syndrome?

Complications of Marden-Walker Syndrome: see complications of Marden-Walker Syndrome

What causes Marden-Walker Syndrome?

Causes of Marden-Walker Syndrome: see causes of Marden-Walker Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Marden-Walker Syndrome?

Symptoms of Marden-Walker Syndrome: see symptoms of Marden-Walker Syndrome

Complications of Marden-Walker Syndrome: see complications of Marden-Walker Syndrome

Marden-Walker Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Marden-Walker Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Marden-Walker Syndrome.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Marden-Walker Syndrome

Main name of condition: Marden-Walker Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Marden-Walker Syndrome:

Generalized connective tissue syndrome, Blepharophimosis, micrognathia, immobile facies, kyphoscoliosis, limb contractures, pigeon breast, and arachnodactyly, MWS, Connective Tissue Disorder, Marden-Walker Type

Blepharophimosis, micrognathia, immobile facies, kyphoscoliosis, limb contractures, pigeon breast, and arachnodactyly, Connective Tissue Disorder, Marden-Walker Type, Generalized connective tissue syndrome, MWS (Marden-Walker syndrome)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Marden-Walker Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Marden-Walker Syndrome:

 

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