Other Names for this Disease
- Hairy elbows, short stature, facial dysmorphism, and developmental delay
- Wiedemann Grosse Dibbern syndrome
- Hypertrichosis-short stature-facial dysmorphism-developmental delay syndrome
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 This condition is caused by changes (mutations) in theWiedemann-Steiner syndrome is a rare genetic condition characterized by distinctive facial features, hairy elbows, short stature, and intellectual disability.
gene (also known as the MLL gene). It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Most cases result from new (de
novo) mutations that occur only in an egg or sperm cell, or just after
conception. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive and may include special
education classes and speech and occupational therapies aimed at increasing
motor functioning and language.
Last updated: 4/17/2015
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- Mendelsohn BA, Pronold M, Long R, Smaoui N, Slavotinek AM.. Advanced bone age in a girl with Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome and an exonic deletion in KMT2A (MLL). Am J Med Genet Part A. August 2014; 164A(8):2079-83. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=24818805.
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- Jones WD, Dafou D, McEntagart M, et al. De novo mutations in MLL cause Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. Aug 10, 2012; 91(2):358-64. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3415539/. Accessed 3/30/2015.
- Strom SP, Lozano R, Lee H, et al. De Novo variants in the KMT2A (MLL) gene causing atypical Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome in two unrelated individuals identified by clinical exome sequencing. BMC Med Genet. May 1, 2014; 15:49. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4072606/. Accessed 3/30/2015.
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- 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.
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