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What is Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome?

What is Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome?

  • Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: A syndrome which is caused by a partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 4.
  • Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 4 with severe psychomotor deficiency and abnormalities of the craniofacial structures, heart, kidneys, and other organs. The most common defects include asymmetric skull, microcephaly, high forehead, beaked nose, hypertelorism, epicanthal folds, and prominent glabella. The phenotype of proximal interstitial deletion (del4p15) differs from that in the Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome and is characterized by distinct facies, multiple minor congenital anomalies, psychomotor retardation and normal growth. Deletion 4p15-16 is expressed in a different phenotype which includes long face, midface hypoplasia, upslanted palpebral fissures, epicanthal folds, large beaked nose, highly arched palate, thick lower lip, micrognathia, broad and short neck, broad hands and feet, tall and thin habitus, delayed growth and mental development, and hypotonia.
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Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome:

Broader types of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome:

How serious is Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome?

Complications of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: see complications of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

What causes Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome?

Causes of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: see causes of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome?

Symptoms of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: see symptoms of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

Complications of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: see complications of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

Can anyone else get Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

Main name of condition: Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome:

Chromosome 4p deletion syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Related Conditions

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