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Muenke Syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Muenke nonsyndromic coronal craniosynostosis
  • Syndrome of coronal craniosynostosis
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Muenke syndrome is a condition characterized by the premature closure of the coronal suture of the skull (coronal craniosynostosis) during development. This affects the shape of the head and face.[1][2] Other variable features include abnormalities of the hands or feet, hearing loss and developmental delay. Muenke syndrome is caused by mutations in the FGFR3 gene. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.[1]  
Last updated: 10/3/2011


  1. Muenke syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). June 2006; Accessed 10/3/2011.
  2. Muenke syndrome. Orphanet. January 2006; Accessed 10/3/2011.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an 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. 
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