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What is Jackson-Weiss Syndrome?

What is Jackson-Weiss Syndrome?

  • Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder involving bone abnormalities such as fusion of upper foot bones and premature fusion of skull bones which prevents the skull from growing normally. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.
  • Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia, and foot abnormalities with variable degree of severity are the main characteristics of this disorder which was originally observed in a large Amish kindred. Borderline intelligence and mild mental retardation are noted in some cases.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome:

Broader types of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome:

How serious is Jackson-Weiss Syndrome?

Prognosis of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: a normal life span can be expected as well as normal intelligence
Complications of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: see complications of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

What causes Jackson-Weiss Syndrome?

Causes of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: see causes of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome?

Symptoms of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: see symptoms of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

Complications of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: see complications of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Jackson-Weiss Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome.
Treatments for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: see treatments for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome
Research for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: see research for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

Main name of condition: Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome:

JWS, Craniosynostosis, midfacial hypoplasia, and foot abnormalities, Enlarged great toes and craniofacial abnormalities, Acrocephalosyndactyly Jackson Weiss type, Craniosynostosis [midfacial hypoplasia - foot abnormalities]

Acrocephalosyndactyly Jackson Weiss type, Craniosynostosis, midfacial hypoplasia, and foot abnormalities, Enlarged great toes and craniofacial abnormalities, JWS
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Related Conditions

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

 

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