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Nablus mask-like facial syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • 8q22.1 microdeletion syndrome
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Overview


Nablus mask-like facial syndrome is a rare microdeletion syndrome that is characterized by a mask-like facial appearance. Facial features include narrowing of the eye opening (blepharophimosis); tight appearing glistening facial skin; and flat and broad nose. Other features include malformed ears; unusual scalp hair pattern; permanently bent fingers and toes (camptodactyly); joint deformities (contractures) that restrict movement in the hands and feet; unusual dentition; mild developmental delay; undescended testicles in males (cryptorchidism); and a happy disposition. This condition is caused by a deletion at chromosome 8q22.1.[1]
Last updated: 1/12/2012

References

  1. 8q22.1 microdeletion syndrome. Orphanet. October 2010; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=178303. Accessed 1/12/2012.
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