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Other Names for this Disease
- Connective tissue disorder Marden Walker type
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micrognathia, cleft or high-arched palate, low-set ears, congenital joint contractures, decreased muscular mass, failure to thrive and psychomotor retardation (a generalized slowing down of physical reactions, movements, and speech). While the underlying cause has not been clearly established, it is believed to be a developmental disorder of the central nervous system which is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.Marden-Walker syndrome is a connective tissue disorder characterized by a mask-like face with blepharophimosis (a narrowing of the eye opening),
Last updated: 5/27/2011
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- Marden Walker Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2004; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Marden%20Walker%20Syndrome. Accessed 5/27/2011.
- Ponsot G. Marden-Walker syndrome. Orphanet. 2003; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-MardenWalker.pdf. Accessed 5/27/2011.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Marden-Walker syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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