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 neuronal migration||90%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the cerebellum||90%|
|Skeletal muscle atrophy||90%|
|Abnormality of the vitreous humor||50%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia affecting the eye||50%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the corpus callosum||50%|
|Hypoplasia of penis||50%|
|Opacification of the corneal stroma||50%|
|Abnormality of the pinna||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the upper urinary tract||7.5%|
|Low-set, posteriorly rotated ears||7.5%|
|Non-midline cleft lip||7.5%|
|Agenesis of corpus callosum||-|
|Atresia of the external auditory canal||-|
|Autosomal recessive inheritance||-|
|Cleft upper lip||-|
|Congenital muscular dystrophy||-|
|Elevated serum creatine phosphokinase||-|
|Excessive daytime sleepiness||-|
|Hypoplasia of the brainstem||-|
|Hypoplasia of the corpus callosum||-|
|Hypoplastic male external genitalia||-|
|Intellectual disability, profound||-|
|Intellectual disability, severe||-|
|Optic nerve hypoplasia||-|
|Posterior fossa cyst||-|
|Severe muscular hypotonia||-|
|Thick cerebral cortex||-|
|Type II lissencephaly||-|
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Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: From Clinical Pathology to Underlying Scientific Mechanisms, Exploring the Role of the Myomatrix
Sunday, April 22, 2012 -
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Location: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Center for Molecular Medicine, Reno, NV
Description: The goals of the conference are to: 1) Establish the current state of knowledge in different myomatrix research areas germane to the CMDs and to dystrophic pathology, 2) Explore novel mechanisms, intersections and crosstalk of relevant mechanisms and perform comparative analysis across disease models, 3) Design effective strategies and platforms to pursue treatment development for key aspects of CMD clinical pathology to drive future translational opportunities
Contact: Dr. Glen Nuckolls, NIAMS(301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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My child was diagnosed with Walker-Warburg syndrome. He is unable to sit, stand, walk or speak and has poor head control. What can we do to help him? See answer