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Marshall syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Deafness, myopia, cataract, saddle nose-Marshall type
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Marshall syndrome is an inherited condition characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, eye abnormalities, hearing loss, and early-onset arthritis. Those with Marshall syndrome can also have short stature. Some researchers have argued that Marshall syndrome represents a variant form of Stickler syndrome; but this remains controversial.[1] Marshall syndrome is caused by mutations in the COL11A1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.[2]
Last updated: 11/29/2011


  1. Stickler syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. July 2008 ; Accessed 11/29/2011.
  2. Marshall syndrome. Orphanet. March 2006; Accessed 11/29/2011.
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