- Hecht syndrome
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- Arthrogryposis distal type 7
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Your QuestionMy daughter has trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome. I would like to know what the life expectancy is for people with this syndrome. Are there any support groups? How can I find other families with kids with this syndrome?
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- What is trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome?
- What are the signs and symptoms of trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome?
- How might trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome be treated?
- What is the long-term outlook for trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome
- Is trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome genetic?
- How can I find other parents with children with trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome?
The genetic cases reported were inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. In some families, trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome can be caused by mutations in the MYH 8 gene.
GeneTests lists laboratories offering clinical genetic testing and research genetic testing for this condition. Clinical genetic tests are ordered to help diagnose a person or family and to aid in decisions regarding medical care or reproductive issues. Research genetic tests may be used to find disease-causing genes, learn how genes work, or aid in the understanding of a genetic disorder. In many cases research test results are not shared with the patient or physician. Talk to your health care provider or a genetic professional to learn more about clinical and research testing for this condition.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. You can order a printed report on trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome through NORD’s Web site, or by calling or writing the NORD offices.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
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