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Other Names for this Disease
- Hirschsprung disease mental retardation syndrome
- Mental retardation, microcephaly, and distinct facial features with or without Hirschsprung disease
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Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a rare genetic disorder mainly characterized by intellectual disability, distinctive facial features and seizures. Other findings vary and may include Hirschsprung disease; heart (cardiac) defects; kidney (renal) abnormalities; male genital abnormalities; and short stature. It is caused by mutations in the ZEB2 gene, which usually occur as new mutations in the affected individual. The treatment of MWS is typically directed toward the specific symptoms that are apparent in each individual.
- Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. NORD. http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1148/viewAbstract. Accessed May 14, 2011.
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