Other Names for this Disease
- Aarskog Scott syndrome
- Faciodigitogenital syndrome
- Faciogenital dysplasia
- Aarskog disease
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 Intellectual development may also be affected. About 20 percent of people with Aarskog-Scott syndrome have mutations in the FGD1 gene. The cause in other affected individuals is unknown. The condition is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern.Aarskog syndrome is an inherited disease that affects a person's height, muscles, skeleton, genitals, and appearance of the face.
Last updated: 9/7/2011
- Aarskog syndrome. MedlinePlus. 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001654.htm. Accessed 9/7/2011.
- Aarskog-Scott syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/aarskog-scott-syndrome. Accessed 9/7/2011.
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