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De Barsy syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Corneal clouding, cutis laxa and mental retardation
  • Cutis laxa growth deficiency syndrome
  • Progeroid syndrome of De Barsy
  • Progeroid syndrome, De Barsy type
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Are all of the people diagnosed with De Barsy syndrome intellectually delayed?

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Do all individuals with De Barsy syndrome have intellectual disability?

In a review article published in 2008, the authors state that of the reported cases of De Barsy syndrome in the literature, 76% of affected individuals were described as having developmental delay, which was severe in 48%. No individuals were reported to have normal development. However, the long-term developmental outcome was not available for many individuals because they either died in infancy or were reported in the first 2 years of life.[1]
Last updated: 10/31/2011

  • Kivuva EC, Parker MJ, Cohen MC, Wagner BE, Sobey G. De Barsy syndrome: a review of the phenotype. Clinical Dysmorphology. April 2008; 17(2):99-107.