Common signs and symptoms of wrinkly skin syndrome include wrinkled and inelastic skin on the face, backs of hands, tops of feet, and abdomen, and delayed closure of the fontanel (a baby's "soft spot" on the top of his/her head). Additional signs and symptoms that have been described in individual cases, include:
Small head size (microcephaly)
Unusual facial characteristics
Delayed motor development
Joint laxity, subluxation (a tendon slips out of its normal position)
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) lists additional signs and symptoms that have been described in people with wrinkly skin syndrome.
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)|
|Abnormal isoelectric focusing of serum transferrin||-|
|Atrial septal aneurysm||-|
|Autosomal recessive inheritance||-|
|Congenital hip dislocation||-|
|Deep palmar crease||-|
|Deep plantar creases||-|
|Delayed cranial suture closure||-|
|Delayed eruption of teeth||-|
|Delayed speech and language development||-|
|Downslanted palpebral fissures||-|
|Failure to thrive||-|
|Hypoplasia of the musculature||-|
|Neonatal wrinkled skin of hands and feet||-|
|Palmoplantar cutis laxa||-|
|Premature rupture of membranes||-|
|Slender long bone||-|
|Wide anterior fontanel||-|
|Wide nasal bridge||-|
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