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Other Names for this Disease
- Mesodermal dysmorphodystrophy congenital
- Spherophakia-brachymorphia syndrome
- WM Syndrome
Variability in symptoms exist among individuals who have Weill-Marchesani syndrome. The features of this condition include proportionate short stature, short fingers (called brachdactyly), and joint stiffness. Eye problems are typically recognized in childhood and include microspherophakia (small spherical lens), severe nearsightedness (myopia), ectopia lentis (abnormal position of the lens), and glaucoma, all of which can affect vision. Occasionally people with Weill-Marchesani syndrome have heart abnormalities such as pulmonary valve stenosis or ductus arteriosus. Most individuals with Weill-Marchesani syndrome have normal intelligence.
Last updated: 10/3/2013
- Ekaterini Tsilou and Ian M MacDonald. Weill-Marchesani Syndrome. GeneReviews. 02/14/2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1114/. Accessed 10/3/2013.