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FACES syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Facial features (unique), anorexia, cachexia, eye and skin anomalies
  • Friedman-Goodman syndrome
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Overview

FACES syndrome, also known as Friedman-Goodman syndrome, is a condition that is characterized by unique Facial features, Anorexia, Cachexia (body wasting) and Eye and Skin lesions. The pattern of inheritance and underlying genetic cause of FACES syndrome has not yet been established. FACES syndrome has only been reported in three members of the same family.[1]
Last updated: 7/6/2011

References

  1. Hennekman R, Krantz I, Allanson J. Gorlin's Syndromes of the Head and Neck. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc; 2010;
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  • The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Facial features (unique), anorexia, cachexia, eye and skin anomalies
  • Friedman-Goodman syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.