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Other Names for this Disease
- Silver-Russell dwarfism
- Silver-Russell syndrome
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 The genetic causes of this syndrome are complex. The disorder often results from the abnormal regulation of certain genes that control growth. Research has focused on genes located in particular regions of chromosome 7 and chromosome 11. Most cases of the syndrome are not inherited from an affected parent, but occur sporadically (i.e., by chance).Russell-Silver syndrome is a disorder present at birth that involves poor growth, low birth weight, short height, and differences in the size of the two sides of the body.
Last updated: 11/30/2011
- Russell-Silver syndrome. MedlinePlus. 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001209.htm. Accessed 11/30/2011.
- Russell-Silver syndrome. Genetic Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=russellsilversyndrome. Accessed 11/30/2011.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Russell-Silver syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth has an information page on Russell-Silver syndrome. Click on MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth to view the information page.
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