How is Russell-Silver syndrome inherited?
Russell-Silver syndrome has been linked to a genetic change in chromosomes 7 or 11 in about 60% of people with the condition. However, in about 40% of people clinically diagnosed with the condition, no genetic cause has been found. Changes involving chromosomes other than 7 and 11 may cause the condition.
What is Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome?
Description. Collapse Section. Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome is a rare disorder of brain development that causes moderate to severe intellectual disability and problems with movement. This condition, which occurs exclusively in males, disrupts development from before birth.
Is Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome degenerative?
Background. Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS) is an X-linked recessive neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the SLC16A2 gene that encodes thyroid hormone transporter. AHDS has been rarely reported in China.
What is the history of co-Cohen syndrome?
Cohen syndrome is a congenital (present since birth) condition that was first described in 1973 by Dr. M.M. Cohen, Jr.
What are the characteristics of Cohen syndrome?
General Discussion. Cohen syndrome is a fairly variable genetic disorder characterized by diminished muscle tone (hypotonia), abnormalities of the head, face, hands and feet, eye abnormalities, and non-progressive intellectual disability.
When are glasses prescribed to individuals with Cohen syndrome?
Individuals with Cohen syndrome had a first ophthalmologic visit and were prescribed their first pair of glasses at an average age of 4.5 years. Defective dark adaptation/night blindness (nyctalopia) was typically noticed after age seven years.
Is there a cure for Cohen syndrome?
There is no cure for Cohen syndrome. Treatment is focused on improving or alleviating the signs and symptoms in the patient. Typically, when a person is first diagnosed with Cohen syndrome, he or she will undergo an eye and blood examination.