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Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • 4p syndrome
  • Chromosome 4p syndrome
  • Distal deletion 4p
  • Microcephaly, IUGR, Hypertelorism, Ptosis, iris coloboma, hooked nose, external ear dysplasia, psychomotor retardation
  • WHS
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  • My 37-year-old daughter has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. As she has gotten older, her behaviors have gotten worse, which is stressful and frustrating. Her behaviors include alternating periods of aggression, excitement, depression, apathy, antisocial behavior, and anger. She also has sudden mood swings accompanied by bizarre behaviors such as pulling people's hair and clothes and swiping things of a table. Can you tell me if these are recognized symptoms of this syndrome? If so, can one do anything about them? Click here for answer

  • What is the life expectancy for someone with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome? Click here for answer

  • My sister has two children that have been diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. How common is it for a person to have more than one child with the syndrome? I am interested in getting a genetic test to see if I am a carrier. Will the test be covered by my insurance?  How much do they generally cost? Click here for answer