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)|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the corpus callosum||90%|
|Low-set, posteriorly rotated ears||90%|
|Abnormality of the palate||50%|
|Clinodactyly of the 5th finger||50%|
|Abnormality of the intestine||7.5%|
|Hernia of the abdominal wall||7.5%|
|Single transverse palmar crease||7.5%|
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||4/6|
|Feeding difficulties in infancy||5/8|
|Abnormal heart morphology||-|
|Abnormality of the nasopharynx||-|
|Abnormality of the sternum||-|
|Anteriorly placed anus||-|
|Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder||-|
|Cleft upper lip||-|
|Delayed closure of the anterior fontanelle||-|
|Delayed speech and language development||-|
|Frontal upsweep of hair||-|
|High pitched voice||-|
|Joint contracture of the hand||-|
|Joint swelling onset late infancy||-|
|Microtia, first degree||-|
|Multiple joint contractures||-|
|Partial agenesis of the corpus callosum||-|
|Prominent fingertip pads||-|
|Radial deviation of finger||-|
|Thick lower lip vermilion||-|
|Underdeveloped superior crus of antihelix||-|
|Wide anterior fontanel||-|
|Wide nasal bridge||-|
|X-linked recessive inheritance||-|
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