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Disability Information - Dubowitz Syndrome

 

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 General Information

 

Dubowitz syndrome is a very rare genetic and developmental disorder involving multiple congenital (inherited) anomalies including but not limited to: (1) growth failure/short stature; (2) unusual but characteristic facial features; (3) a small head (microencephaly); (4) mild (usually) mental retardation; and (5), in at least 50% of the cases, eczema. Multiple organ systems are affected and the disorder is unpredictable and extremely variable in its expression. Symptoms may be detected while the fetus is still in the uterus (intrauterine) as well as immediately after birth (neonatal).

Facial appearance is a key to the diagnosis, with characteristic high or sloping forehead; sparse hair; flat, undeveloped (hypoplastic) bones above the eyes (supraorbital ridges); increased distance between the eyes (ocular hypertelorism); drooping eyelids (ptosis); sparse (hypoplastic) lateral eyebrows; very small lower jaw (micrognathia) and receding chin (retrognathia). Affected children are often hyperactive, stubborn and shy.
 

For more information, visit the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) at www.rarediseases.org.

 

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 National Resources & Websites

 

List provided by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) at www.rarediseases.org.

 

Genetic Alliance
4301 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008-2304
Phone #: 202-966-5557
800 #: 800-336-4363
e-mail: information@geneticalliance.org
Home page: http://www.geneticalliance.org

 
Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh PA 15234-1349
Phone #: 412-341-1515
800 #: 888-300-6710
e-mail: info@ldaamerica.org
Home page: http://www.ldaamerica.org

 
The Arc
1010 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring MD 20910
Phone #: 301-565-3842
800 #: 800-433-5255
e-mail: info@thearc.org
Home page: http://www.thearc.org/

 

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