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Singleton Merten syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Merten-Singleton syndrome
  • SM syndrome
  • Syndrome of widened medullary cavities of the metacarpals and phalanges, aortic calcification and abnormal dentition
  • Widened medullary cavities of bone, aortic calcification, abnormal dentition, and muscular weakness
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How might Singleton Merten syndrome be treated?

The treatment of Singleton Merten syndrome is directed toward the specific symptoms that are apparent in each individual. Treatment may require the coordinated efforts of a team of specialists. Pediatricians, surgeons, specialists who diagnose and treat abnormalities of the heart (cardiologists), dental specialists, physical therapists, specialists who diagnose and treat conditions of the skin (dermatologists), and other health care professionals may need to systematically and comprehensively plan an affected child's treatment. Specific therapies for the treatment of Singleton Merten syndrome are symptomatic and supportive. Special services that may be beneficial to affected children may include special social support, physical therapy, and other medical, social, and/or vocational services. Genetic counseling would be of benefit for affected individuals and their families.
Last updated: 4/14/2011

  1. Singleton Merten syndrome. NORD. December 31, 2010; Accessed 4/14/2011.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.