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Other Names for this Disease
- Mesodermal dysmorphodystrophy congenital
- Spherophakia-brachymorphia syndrome
- WM Syndrome
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Weill-Marchesani syndrome is an inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by both skeletal and ocular (eye) manifestations. Skeletal manifestations include short stature; brachdactyly; and limited joint mobility, especially of the hands. The primary ocular manifestation is microspherophakia (small and relatively spherical crystalline lens with increased antero-posterior thickness), with occasional ectopia of the lenses, severe myopia, and glaucoma. Some patients also have cardiac involvement. Autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant forms of Weill-Marchesani syndrome have been identified. These forms cannot be distinguished by clinical findings alone.
- Nathalie Dagoneau, Catherine Benoist-Lasselin, Céline Huber, Laurence Faivre, André Mégarbané, Abdulrahman Alswaid, Hélène Dollfus, Yves Alembik, Arnold Munnich, Laurence Legeai-Mallet, and Valérie Cormier-Daire. Am J Hum Genet. November 2004. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=15368195. Accessed June 9, 2008.
- Charles J Anderson and Nicole J Anderson. Weill-Marchesani Syndrome. NORD Guide to Rare Disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003.
- Ekaterini Tsilou and Ian M MacDonald. Weill-Marchesani Syndrome. GeneReviews. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=weill-ms. Accessed June 9, 2008.
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- The The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Weill-Marchesani syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.