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Wildervanck syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Cervico-oculo-acoustic dysplasia
  • Cervico-oculo-acoustic syndrome
  • Cervicooculoacoustic syndrome
  • COA Syndrome
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How is Wildervanck syndrome inherited?

Wildervanck syndrome does not have a clear pattern of inheritance.  In most cases, only one person in a family is affected.  These cases are called isolated or sporadic because there is no family history of Wildervanck syndrome.  Because this syndrome occurs mostly in females, it is possible that this condition has X-linked dominant inheritance.  The lack of males with Wildervanck syndrome suggests that affected males have more severe features and do not survive to birth. [1]
Last updated: 11/2/2010

  1. Wettke-Schafer and Kantner, G. X-linked Dominant Inherited Diseases With Lethality in Hemizygous Males. Human Genetics. 1983; 64:1-23.