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Larsen syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Autosomal dominant Larsen syndrome
  • LRS
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What are the signs and symptoms of Larsen syndrome?

The signs and symptoms of Larsen syndrome vary from person to person, but may include the following:[1]
  • Joint dislocation (especially of the hips, knees, and elbows)
  • Hypermobile joints
  • Flat, rectangular face
  • Depressed nasal bridge
  • Prominent forehead
  • Widely spaced eyes (hypertelorism)
  • 'Spatula-like' thumbs
  • Long fingers with broad ends and short nails
  • Short arms
  • Cleft palate
  • Clubfoot
  • Curved spine
  • Short stature
  • Breathing problems in infancy (due to soft cartilage in the airway)
  • Cardiovascular (heart) anomalies
Last updated: 3/31/2014

  1. Wiedemann HR, Kunze J, Grosse FR. Clinical Syndromes. 3th ed. Italy: Mosby-Wolfe; 1997..