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Aarskog syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Aarskog disease
  • Aarskog Scott syndrome
  • Faciodigitogenital syndrome
  • Faciogenital dysplasia
  • FGDY
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I have read that Aarskog syndrome is only expressed in boys and that girls are  carriers. Is this true? 

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Can females be affected by Aarskog syndrome? 

Aarskog syndrome mainly affects males, although females may have mild features of the syndrome. Females who carry one altered copy of the FGD1 gene may show signs such as hypertelorism (widely spaced eyes), short stature, or a widow's peak hairline.[1]
Last updated: 9/7/2011