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Split hand split foot nystagmus

Other Names for this Disease
  • Karsch-Neugebauer syndrome
  • KNS
  • Split hand nystagmus syndrome
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Split hand split foot nystagmus is a rare congenital syndrome characterized by split hand and split foot deformity and eye abnormalities, especially nystagmus. It is thought to have an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. Currently, the underlying genetic defect has not been identified. The outlook for children with this condition is good.[1]
Last updated: 10/17/2013


  1. Wong SC, Cobben JM, Hiemstra S, Robinson PH, Heeg M. Karsch-Neugebauer Syndrome in Two Sibs with Unaffected Parents. American Journal of Medical Genetics. January 13, 1998; 75(2):207-210.
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  • The Children’s Hospital Boston has a information page on congenital limb defects. Click on the link above to view this information page.
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