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Other Names for this Disease
- Arthrogryposis distal type 3
- Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita distal type 2a
- Camptodactyly, cleft palate, and clubfoot
- Distal arthrogryposis type 3
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Gordon Syndrome is a rare, inherited type of distal arthrogryposis typically characterized by a combination of camptodactyly (a permanent fixation of several fingers in a flexed position), clubfoot (abnormal bending inward of the foot), and less frequently, cleft palate. Intelligence is usually normal. In some cases, additional abnormalities such as scoliosis or undescended testicles in males may be present. The range and severity of symptoms may vary from case to case. Gordon syndrome is thought to be inherited in an autosomal dominant or X-linked dominant manner. The exact cause remains unknown.
- Gordon syndrome. Orphanet. http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=376. Accessed December 19, 2011.
- Gordon syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/507/viewAbstract. Accessed December 19, 2011.
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