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)|
|1-3 toe syndactyly||90%|
|Postaxial hand polydactyly||90%|
|Preaxial foot polydactyly||90%|
|Wide nasal bridge||79%|
|Abnormality of the nose||50%|
|Accelerated skeletal maturation||50%|
|3-4 finger syndactyly||33%|
|Broad hallux phalanx||33%|
|Abnormal heart morphology||7.5%|
|Abnormality of muscle fibers||7.5%|
|Agenesis of corpus callosum||7.5%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the corpus callosum||7.5%|
|Camptodactyly of toe||7.5%|
|Congenital diaphragmatic hernia||7.5%|
|Delayed cranial suture closure||7.5%|
|Intellectual disability, mild||7.5%|
|Joint contracture of the hand||7.5%|
|Postaxial foot polydactyly||7.5%|
|Preaxial hand polydactyly||7.5%|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
Different genetic changes involving the GLI3 gene can cause GCPS. In some cases, the condition results from a chromosome abnormality—such as a large deletion or rearrangement of genetic material—in the region of chromosome 7 that contains the GLI3 gene. In other cases, a mutation in the GLI3 gene itself is responsible for the disorder. Each of these genetic changes prevents one copy of the gene in each cell from producing any functional protein. It remains unclear how a reduced amount of this protein disrupts early development and causes the characteristic features of GCPS.
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I am researching the link between Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome, hydrocephalus, and seizures. I am curious about the reason for the hydrocephalus: is it a blockage issue or a slow draining issue? See answer