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Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

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Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

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Misdiagnosis and Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

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Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Animations

Prognosis for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

Prognosis for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: a normal life span can be expected as well as normal intelligence

Research about Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

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Statistics for Jackson-Weiss Syndrome

Jackson-Weiss Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of 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


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