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Larsen syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Autosomal dominant Larsen syndrome
  • LRS
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Your Question

My 25-year-old son has Larsen syndrome. He currently weighs 6kg and his height is 70cm. Is his low height and weight due to Larsen syndrome?

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What are the signs and symptoms of Larsen syndrome?

The signs and symptoms of Larsen syndrome vary from person to person, but may include the following:[1]
  • Joint dislocation (especially of the hips, knees, and elbows)
  • Hypermobile joints
  • Flat, rectangular face
  • Depressed nasal bridge
  • Prominent forehead
  • Widely spaced eyes (hypertelorism)
  • 'Spatula-like' thumbs
  • Long fingers with broad ends and short nails
  • Short arms
  • Cleft palate
  • Clubfoot
  • Curved spine
  • Short stature
  • Breathing problems in infancy (due to soft cartilage in the airway)
  • Cardiovascular (heart) anomalies
Last updated: 3/31/2014

What is the final adult height for people with Larsen syndrome?

People with Larsen syndrome typically have a final adult height of less than 152 centimeters or 59.8 inches.[2]
Last updated: 4/1/2014