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Cousin syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Craniofacial dysmorphism, hypoplasia of scapula and pelvis and short stature
  • Pelviscapular dysplasia
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Cousin syndrome is a rare syndrome characterized mainly by short stature at birth, unusual facial appearance and skeletal abnormalities involving the shoulder blades and hips. Intelligence may vary from normal to moderately delayed.[1] Mutations in the TBX15 gene inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern have been suggested as the cause of this condition.[2]
Last updated: 10/18/2013


  1. Pr Raoul Hennekam. Pelviscapular dysplasia. Orphanet. December 2008; Accessed 10/10/2013.
  2. Lausch, et al. Am J Hum Genet. November 17, 2008; 83:649-655. Accessed 10/10/2013.
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  • 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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