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What is FACES syndrome?

What is FACES syndrome?

  • FACES syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by short stature, webbed fingers and toes and skeletal abnormalities.

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

FACES syndrome: Introduction

Types of FACES syndrome:

Broader types of FACES syndrome:

What causes FACES syndrome?

Causes of FACES syndrome: see causes of FACES syndrome

What are the symptoms of FACES syndrome?

Symptoms of FACES syndrome: see symptoms of FACES syndrome

FACES syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for FACES syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and FACES syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for FACES syndrome: Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for FACES syndrome.
Treatments for FACES syndrome: see treatments for FACES syndrome
Research for FACES syndrome: see research for FACES syndrome

Name and Aliases of FACES syndrome

Main name of condition: FACES syndrome

Other names or spellings for FACES syndrome:

Friedman-Goodman syndrome, Facial features (unique), anorexia, cachexia, eye and skin anomalies

Facial features (unique), anorexia, cachexia, eye and skin anomalies
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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