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Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, rare genetic disease

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is a rare, sporadic genetic condition that predominantly affects females due to defects in chromosome 4. It affects all races in ~1:50,000 live births and causes malformations of the face, brain, heart, muscles, bones, and urogenital tract. There is in utero screening available, but no treatment or prevention of the syndrome.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by About.com

Related Disease Topics:

  • Malformation of the heart
  • Malformation of bones
  • Malformation of face
  • Malformation of brain
  • Malformation of the urinary tract
  • Malformation of the genitals

Article Source Details

About: Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, rare genetic disease

Date: 2005

Source: About.com

Author: Mary Kugler

URL: http://rarediseases.about.com/cs/chromosome345/a/042404.htm

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