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Donnai-Barrow syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • DBS/FOAR syndrome
  • Diaphragmatic hernia exomphalos absent corpus callosum hypertelorism myopia sensorineural deafness and proteinuria
  • Faciooculoacousticorenal syndrome
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Donnai Barrow syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects many parts of the body. It is characterized by unusual facial features, severe sensorineural hearing loss, vision problems, and absence or underdeveloped of the corpus callosum (the tissue connecting the left and right halves of the brain). Individuals with Donnai Barrow syndrome may also have a diaphragmatic hernia, omphalocele, or other abnormalities of the intestine or heart. Affected individuals often have mild to moderate intellectual disability and developmental delay. The condition is caused by mutations in the LRP2 gene and is believed the be inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.[1]
Last updated: 2/5/2010


  1. Donnai-Barrow syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2009;
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