Other Names for this Disease
- Norman Roberts lissencephaly syndrome
- Lissencephaly syndrome Norman-Roberts type
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lissencephaly in association with certain abnormalities of the skull and facial (craniofacial) region, such as a low, sloping forehead; abnormal prominence of the back portion of the head (occiput); a broad, prominent nasal bridge; and widely set eyes (ocular hypertelorism). Additional symptoms and findings typically include severe or profound intellectual disability, seizures, abnormally increased muscle tone (hypertonia), exaggerated reflexes (hyperreflexia), and severe growth failure. This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. Mutations in the RELN gene have been identified in some affected individuals.Lissencephaly 2 is an inherited condition characterized by classical
Last updated: 1/24/2012
- Gleeson JG. Lissencephaly. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/454/viewAbstract. Accessed 1/24/2012.
- Lissencephaly syndrome, Norman-Roberts type. Orphanet. March 2008; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=89844. Accessed 1/24/2012.
- Genetics Home Reference contains information on Lissencephaly 2. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- 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.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Lissencephaly 2. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.