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 teeth||90%|
|Camptodactyly of finger||90%|
|Limitation of joint mobility||90%|
|Ulnar deviation of finger||90%|
|Underdeveloped nasal alae||90%|
|Wide nasal bridge||90%|
|Abnormality of the nares||50%|
|Deeply set eye||50%|
|Neurological speech impairment||50%|
|Prenatal movement abnormality||50%|
|Absent palmar crease||7.5%|
|Abnormal auditory evoked potentials||-|
|Abnormality of the skin||-|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Autosomal recessive inheritance||-|
|Chin with H-shaped crease||-|
|Failure to thrive||-|
|Flexion contracture of toe||-|
|Hypoplasia of the brainstem||-|
|Joint contracture of the hand||-|
|Knee flexion contracture||-|
|Postnatal growth retardation||-|
|Rocker bottom foot||-|
|Shoulder flexion contracture||-|
|Small for gestational age||-|
|Spina bifida occulta||-|
|Ulnar deviation of the hand or of fingers of the hand||-|
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