The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormality of hair texture||75%|
|Feeding difficulties in infancy||75%|
|Prominent fingertip pads||75%|
|Abnormality of the cardiac septa||50%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the corpus callosum||50%|
|Coarse facial features||50%|
|Conspicuously happy disposition||50%|
|Delayed speech and language development||50%|
|Displacement of the external urethral meatus||50%|
|Everted lower lip vermilion||50%|
|High, narrow palate||50%|
|Hypopigmentation of hair||50%|
|Neurological speech impairment||50%|
|Upslanted palpebral fissure||50%|
|Hypotrophy of the small hand muscles||33%|
|Positional foot deformity||33%|
|Abnormality of dental enamel||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the aortic valve||7.5%|
|Prominent nasal bridge||7.5%|
|Reduced number of teeth||7.5%|
|Small for gestational age||7.5%|
|Underdeveloped nasal alae||7.5%|
|Wide nasal bridge||7.5%|
|Prominent metopic ridge||5%|
|Atria septal defect||-|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Bicuspid aortic valve||-|
|Cleft upper lip||-|
|Contiguous gene syndrome||-|
|Failure to thrive||-|
|Intrauterine growth retardation||-|
|Ventricular septal defect||-|
|Wide intermamillary distance||-|
|Widely spaced teeth||-|
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