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Other Names for this Disease
- Silver-Russell dwarfism
- Silver-Russell syndrome
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Russell-Silver syndrome is a disorder present at birth that involves poor growth, low birth weight, short height, and differences in the size of the two sides of the body. The genetic causes of this syndrome are complex. The disorder often results from the abnormal regulation of certain genes that control growth. Research has focused on genes located in particular regions of chromosome 7 and chromosome 11. Most cases of the syndrome are not inherited from an affected parent, but occur sporadically (i.e., by chance).
- Russell-Silver syndrome. MedlinePlus. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001209.htm. Accessed November 30, 2011.
- Russell-Silver syndrome. Genetic Home Reference. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=russellsilversyndrome. Accessed November 30, 2011.
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