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What is Waardenburg syndrome?

What is Waardenburg syndrome?

  • Waardenburg syndrome: A rare genetic disorder with a large variation in range and severity of symptoms but generally involves hearing loss, characteristic facial abnormalities and changes in skin, hair and eye pigmentation.

Waardenburg syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Waardenburg syndrome, or a subtype of Waardenburg syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Waardenburg syndrome: Introduction

Types of Waardenburg syndrome:

Broader types of Waardenburg syndrome:

How many people get Waardenburg syndrome?

Prevalance of Waardenburg syndrome: estimated 1 per 10,000 - 20,000 people suffer from Waardenburg syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Waardenburg syndrome: approx 1 in 10,000 or 0.01% or 27,200 people in USA [about data]

What causes Waardenburg syndrome?

Causes of Waardenburg syndrome: see causes of Waardenburg syndrome

What are the symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome?

Symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome: see symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome

Can anyone else get Waardenburg syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Waardenburg syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Waardenburg syndrome

Waardenburg syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Waardenburg syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Waardenburg syndrome.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Waardenburg syndrome: see treatments for Waardenburg syndrome
Research for Waardenburg syndrome: see research for Waardenburg syndrome

Name and Aliases of Waardenburg syndrome

Main name of condition: Waardenburg syndrome

Other names or spellings for Waardenburg syndrome:

Van der Hoeve Halbertsma Waardenburg Gualdi Syndrome, Ptosis-Epicanthus Syndrome, Mende Syndrome, Piebald syndrome, Waardenburg syndrome (generic term)

Mende Syndrome, Ptosis-Epicanthus Syndrome, Van der Hoeve Halbertsma Waardenburg Gualdi Syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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