Other Names for this Disease
- Silver-Russell syndrome
- Silver-Russell dwarfism
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congenital disorder that causes poor growth; low birth weight; short height; and size differences (asymmetry) of parts of the body. Other signs and symptoms may include poor appetite; low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) due to feeding difficulties; a small, triangular face with distinctive facial features; clinodactyly (curved finger); digestive system abnormalities; delayed development; and/or learning disabilities. The genetic causes of RSS are complex and relate to certain genes that control growth. Most cases are not inherited from a parent and occur sporadically. In rare cases, it may be inherited in an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive manner.Russell-Silver syndrome (RSS) is a
Last updated: 3/3/2016
- Russell-Silver syndrome. MedlinePlus. March 2, 2016; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001209.htm.
- Russell-Silver syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=russellsilversyndrome.
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