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Diseases

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FG syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • FGS
  • Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome
  • FGS1
  • Mental retardation, large head, imperforate anus, congenital hypotonia, and partial agenesis of corpus callosum
  • Keller syndrome
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Treatment

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How might FG syndrome be treated?

Treatment is aimed at addressing the individual symptoms present in each case.[1][2][3] This often involves care by a team of providers which may include pediatricians, neurologists, cardiologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, and psychologists.[3] Early intervention and special education services should be initiated as soon as possible so that each child can reach his fullest potential.[1][2][3]

GeneReviews provides a detailed list of management strategies.
Last updated: 3/16/2016

References
  1. Lyons MJ. MED12-Related Disorders. GeneReviews. June 6, 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1676/.
  2. Opitz J. FG syndrome. Orphanet. May 2009; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=323.
  3. Lyons MJ. FG Syndrome Type 1. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2015; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/fg-syndrome-type-1/.


Management Guidelines

  • GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
Other Names for this Disease
  • FGS
  • Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome
  • FGS1
  • Mental retardation, large head, imperforate anus, congenital hypotonia, and partial agenesis of corpus callosum
  • Keller 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.