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Other Names for this Disease
- Ear, patella, short stature syndrome
- Microtia, absent patellae, micrognathia syndrome
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short stature. There are several types of Meier-Gorlin syndrome, each classified by the specific genes affected. This condition has an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance.Meier-Gorlin syndrome is a condition that affects many parts of the body. This disorder is characterized by small ears, absent patellae (kneecaps), and
Last updated: 5/14/2012
- Meier-Gorline Syndrome 1. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). April 26, 2012; http://omim.org/entry/224690. Accessed 5/14/2012.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Meier-Gorlin syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Meier-Gorlin syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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