Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebellar vermis agenesis
- Cerebellooculorenal syndrome 1
- Cerebelloparenchymal disorder 4
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molar tooth sign, which can be seen on brain imaging studies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Most infants with Joubert syndrome have weak muscle tone (hypotonia), episodes of unusually fast or slow breathing (hyperpnoea) and abnormal eye movements. Individuals with Joubert syndrome can have delayed development and mild to severe intellectual disabilities. Distinctive facial features are also characteristic of Joubert syndrome. Mutations in one of 10 known genes have been found in about half of all cases with Joubert syndrome and related disorders. In the remaining cases, the genetic cause is unknown. This condition typically has an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance. Rare cases of Joubert syndrome are inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern.Joubert syndrome is a disorder that affects many parts of the body. The signs and symptoms vary among affected individuals, even among members of the same family. The hallmark feature of Joubert syndrome is a brain abnormality called the
Last updated: 8/19/2011
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Joubert syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The University of Washington's hindbrain malformation research program has more information on this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a 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.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Joubert syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.