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FACES syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Facial features (unique), anorexia, cachexia, eye and skin anomalies
  • Friedman-Goodman syndrome
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FACES syndrome, also known as Friedman-Goodman syndrome, is a condition that is characterized by unique Facial features, Anorexia, Cachexia (body wasting) and Eye and Skin lesions. The pattern of inheritance and underlying genetic cause of FACES syndrome has not yet been established. FACES syndrome has only been reported in three members of the same family.[1]
Last updated: 7/6/2011


  1. Hennekman R, Krantz I, Allanson J. Gorlin's Syndromes of the Head and Neck. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc; 2010;
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