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Other Names for this Disease
- BOFS syndrome
- Branchial clefts with characteristic facies growth retardation imperforate nasolacrimal duct and premature aging
- Hemangiomatous branchial clefts-lip pseudocleft syndrome
- Lip pseudocleft-hemangiomatous branchial cyst syndrome
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Branchiooculofacial syndrome (BOFS) is a very rare genetic disorder that is apparent at birth. Only about 50 cases of BOFS had been reported in the medical literature. Like its name implies, BOFS is characterized by skin defects, eye abnormalities, and distinctive facial features. Among the reported cases thus far, the symptoms may vary from mild to severe. BOFS is caused by mutations in the TFAP2A gene and inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
- Branchio Oculo Facial Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/714/viewAbstract. Accessed June 23, 2011.
- Branchio-oculo-facial syndrome. Orphanet. http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=1297. Accessed June 23, 2011.
- Lin AAE & Milunsky JM. Branchiooculofacial Syndrome. GeneReviews. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK55063/. Accessed June 23, 2011.
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