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Crouzon syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • CFD1
  • Craniofacial dysostosis type 1
  • Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis
  • Crouzon disease
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Inheritance

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How do people inherit Crouzon syndrome?

Crouzon syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means that one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. In some cases, an affected person inherits the mutation from one affected parent. Other cases result from new mutations in the gene and occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family. Individuals with Crouzon syndrome have a 50% chance of having offspring with this condition.[1]
Last updated: 3/24/2011

References
  1. Crouzon syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. February 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/crouzon-syndrome. Accessed 3/24/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • CFD1
  • Craniofacial dysostosis type 1
  • Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis
  • Crouzon disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.