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Multiple pterygium syndrome Escobar type
Other Names for this Disease
- Escobar syndrome
- Multiple pterygium syndrome
- Multiple pterygium syndrome nonlethal type
- Pterygium colli syndrome
- Pterygium syndrome
contractures. Symptoms of Escobar syndrome are present from birth. It can be caused by mutations in the CHRNG gene. It tends to be inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.Multiple pterygium syndrome, Escobar type is characterized by webbing of the neck, elbows, and/or knees, and joint
Last updated: 1/29/2010
- Multiple pterygium syndrome, Escobar variant. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. 2008; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=265000. Accessed 8/13/2009.
- Enns GM. NORD Guide to Rare Disorders: 'Multiple Pterygium Syndrome'. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003;
- Morgan NV et al. Mutations in the embryonal subunit of the acetylcholine receptor (CHRNG) cause lethal and Escobar variants of multiple pterygium syndrome. American Journal of Human Genetics. 2006;
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In Depth Information
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) contains a gene summary on CHRNG. Mutations in this gene can cause multiple pterygium syndrome, Escobar type. Click on the link above to go to OMIM and review this summary.
- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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