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)|
|Anterior concavity of thoracic vertebrae||-|
|Cone-shaped epiphyses of the phalanges of the hand||-|
|Delayed cranial suture closure||-|
|Delayed eruption of teeth||-|
|Failure to thrive||-|
|Limited elbow extension||-|
|Misalignment of teeth||-|
|Mitral valve prolapse||-|
|Obtuse angle of mandible||-|
|Osteolytic defects of the phalanges of the hand||-|
|Prominent supraorbital ridges||-|
|Recurrent otitis media||-|
|Recurrent respiratory infections||-|
|Short distal phalanx of finger||-|
|Tricuspid valve prolapse||-|
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