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Russell-Silver syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Silver-Russell syndrome
  • Silver-Russell dwarfism
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Your Questions Answered


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  • I have Russell-Silver syndrome (RSS) and my boyfriend has cystic fibrosis. I recently found out that both are caused by mutations of chromosome 7. Does that mean that I could be a carrier of cystic fibrosis (CF)? Click here for answer

  • I have a niece diagnosed at approximately age 3 with RSS. She is 8 weeks pregnant. We're wondering what are the chances her baby will also have it? Possible? Probable? Not likely? Would appreciate your thoughts. Click here for answer

  • I am a speech-language pathologist who has a student that was recently diagnosed with RSS. I have attempted to research the impacts of RSS on speech and language development, but have only found very generic information such as these children have small jaws and mouth and often have speech and learning delays. Do you have any specific information regarding the types of speech disorders that these children experience? Any information would be helpful since I am unfamiliar with this syndrome. Click here for answer

  • What is the average lifespan for a male with Russell-Silver syndrome? Click here for answer

  • Are there any other diseases with the same symptoms as Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Can Silver-Russell syndrome mimic muscular dystrophy? Click here for answer

  • How can I meet other families with children with Russell-Silver syndrome? My granddaughter was recently diagnosed with this condition. I want to know how I can best support and help her as she grows. Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Silver-Russell syndrome
  • Silver-Russell dwarfism
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.