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Russell-Silver syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Silver-Russell dwarfism
  • Silver-Russell syndrome
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What are the signs and symptoms of Russell-Silver syndrome?

People with Russell-Silver syndrome may have arms and legs of different lengths, cafe-au-lait spots (birth marks), curving of the pinky toward the ring finger (clinodactyly), delayed bone age, failure to thrive, gastroesophageal reflux disease, kidney problems, low birth weight, poor growth, short arms, short height, stubby fingers and toes, swelling of the esophagus, and a characteristic facial appearance (wide forehead, small triangle-shaped face, and a small, narrow chin). Intelligence may be normal, although some affected people have a learning disability.[1]
Last updated: 2/11/2014

  1. Russell-Silver syndrome. MedlinePlus. 2010; Accessed 11/30/2011.