Other Names for this Disease
- Ossified ear cartilages with mental deficiency, muscle wasting, and bony changes
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Severe learning disabilities
Boney ear cartilage
Cystic changes in to top of the arm and leg bones
Cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eyes)
Recurrent ear infections
Pogressive ataxia (uncoordinated movement) often with onset in
Pyramidal signs (which shows there is a problem with the nervous system)
Muscle wasting of the lower limbs
Torus palatinus (a hard bony growth in the roof of the mouth)
Brain calcification (mineral deposits in the brain)
Unique facial features (e.g., deep-set eyes, protruding lower jaw, droopy eyelids)
Schizophrenia and a germ cell tumor was also reported in isolated cases.
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- Ossified ear cartilages with mental deficiency, muscle wasting, and bony changes. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. 2006; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=259050. Accessed 6/11/2009.
- Battisti C, Dotti MT, Cerase A, Rufa A, Sicurelli F, Scarpini C, Federico A. The Primerose syndrome with progressive neurological involvement and cerebral calcification. J Neurol. 2002;