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Other Names for this Disease
- Craniofacial dysostosis type 1
- Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis
- Crouzon disease
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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.
Last updated: 3/24/2011
- Crouzon syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. February 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/crouzon-syndrome. Accessed 3/24/2011.