Other Names for this Disease
- Pelletier-Leisti syndrome
- Short stature with delayed bone age, expressive language delay, a triangular face with a prominent nose and deep-set eyes
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 The main characteristics of this syndrome are short stature, delayed bone growth, delay in expressive language, and distinct facial features. The exact cause of Floating-Harbor syndrome is not known. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.Floating-Harbor syndrome is a genetic disorder that was named for the first two identified patients who were seen at Boston Floating Hospital and Harbor General Hospital in California.
Last updated: 5/7/2009
- Floating Harbor Syndrome Support Group. http://www.floatingharborsyndromesupport.com/. Accessed 5/7/2009.
- Floating Harbor Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2004; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Floating%20Harbor%20Syndrome. Accessed 5/7/2009.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Floating-Harbor syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Floating-Harbor syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.