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 the voice||90%|
|Neurological speech impairment||90%|
|Abnormality of the eye||50%|
|Cerebral cortical atrophy||50%|
|Abnormality of the autonomic nervous system||7.5%|
|Limitation of joint mobility||7.5%|
|Reduced bone mineral density||7.5%|
|Skeletal muscle atrophy||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the teeth||-|
|EKG: T-wave abnormalities||-|
|Intellectual disability, profound||-|
|Prolonged QTc interval||-|
|X-linked dominant inheritance||-|
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