Other Names for this Disease
- Facial dysmorphism - intellectual deficit - short stature - hearing loss
- Growth mental deficiency syndrome of Myhre
- LAPS syndrome
- Laryngotracheal stenosis, arthropathy, prognathism, and short stature
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This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. Most cases result from new (de novo) mutations in the gene that occur during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs or sperm) or in early embryonic development. These cases occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family.
Last updated: 3/17/2014
- Myhre syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). Januray 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/myhre-syndrome. Accessed 3/17/2014.