Peters plus syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Krause-Kivlin syndrome
- Peters anomaly with short limb dwarfism
Your QuestionMy daughter who had been diagnosed with Peter plus syndrome passed away. Is this condition genetic? If so, is there genetic testing available for it?
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Carrier testing for at-risk family members and prenatal diagnosis for pregnancies at increased risk are possible if the disease-causing mutations in the family are known. To learn more about the various options available to you, we recommend you work with your health care provider or a genetics professional to contact the laboratories offering prenatal testing.
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society for Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
- Peters plus syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. March 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=petersplussyndrome. Accessed 3/9/2008.
- Peters Plus Syndrome. GeneReviews. October 8, 2007; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=peters-plus. Accessed 3/9/2009.