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autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive pattern. Changes in the FLNB gene cause the autosomal dominant form of Larsen syndrome.Larsen syndrome is characterized by numerous joint dislocations at birth, flexible joints, and a distinctive appearance to the face, hands and feet. Larsen syndrome can be inherited in either an
Last updated: 5/4/2010
- Larsen syndrome. Orphanet. May 2006; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=503. Accessed 5/3/2010.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Larsen 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.
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- 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 Larsen syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.