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What is Wagner-Stickler Syndrome?

What is Wagner-Stickler Syndrome?

  • Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: There is confusion about whether Wagner and Stickler disease are actually extremes of the same disorder and thus the term Wagner-Stickler syndrome is sometimes used. Both conditions involve varying degrees of degeneration of eye structures with Stickler syndrome also involving other variable symptoms such as deafness and facial, oral and skeletal abnormalities.
  • Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: Progressive myopia beginning in late childhood, vitreoretinal degeneration, retinal detachment causing blindness, cataracts, hearing loss, cleft palate, and spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia. The craniofacial features range from essentially normal face to dish facies with micrognathia, depressed bridge of the nose, long philtrum, and prominent eyes. Patients with Stickler syndrome often have the feature of Robin syndrome (brachygnathia, cleft palate, glossoptosis, and backward and upward displacement of the larynx). Some cases have mental retardation. The clinical manifestations are variable and may differ from one patient to another. Stickler syndrome shares many characteristics with the Marshall, Wagner, and Walden syndromes and is sometimes designated as the Marshall-Stickler, Wagner-Stickler, or Walden syndrome. The radiographic characteristics of the Stickler syndrome during infancy resembles those of the Weisssenbacher-Zweimuller syndrome.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome:

Broader types of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome:

How serious is Wagner-Stickler Syndrome?

Complications of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: see complications of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome

What causes Wagner-Stickler Syndrome?

Causes of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: see causes of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome?

Symptoms of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: see symptoms of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome

Complications of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: see complications of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome

Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Wagner-Stickler Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wagner-Stickler Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Wagner-Stickler Syndrome.
Treatments for Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: see treatments for Wagner-Stickler Syndrome
Research for Wagner-Stickler Syndrome: see research for Wagner-Stickler Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Wagner-Stickler Syndrome

Main name of condition: Wagner-Stickler Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Wagner-Stickler Syndrome:

Wagner-Stickler Syndrome complex

Stickler syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Arthro-ophthalmopathy, Myopia, cataract, optically empty vitreous cavity and retinal breaks leading to retinal detachments
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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