Rothmund Thomson syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Poikiloderma atrophicans and cataract
- Poikiloderma Congenitale
- Poikiloderma of Rothmund-Thomson
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 It is characterized by distinctive abnormalities of the skin; sparse hair, eyelashes and/or eyebrows; small stature; skeletal and dental abnormalities; and an increased risk of developing osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone. Rothmund Thomson syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. Mutations in the RECQL4 gene cause about two-thirds of all cases. In the other one-third of cases, the cause is unknown.Rothmund Thomson syndrome is a genetic condition that affects many parts of the body.
Last updated: 1/25/2012
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- Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=rothmundthomsonsyndrome. Accessed 1/4/2010.
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