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Floating-Harbor syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Short stature with delayed bone age, expressive language delay, a triangular face with a prominent nose and deep-set eyes
  • Pelletier-Leisti syndrome
  • FHS
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Treatment

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How might Floating-Harbor syndrome be treated?

The treatment of Floating-Harbor syndrome is directed toward the specific symptoms that are present in each individual. Treatment may require the coordinated effort of a team of specialists. Early developmental intervention is important to ensure that affected children reach their potential; most affected children will benefit from occupational, physical, and speech therapy. Additional social and/or vocational services  may also be beneficial. In some cases, behavior management strategies may be needed.[1][2] Growth hormone has been used in some cases to treat individuals with FHS, though there is limited information on the effectiveness of growth hormone therapy in this population.[1][2] Annual evaluations of vision, hearing, blood pressure, and kidney function are suggested. Sonographic evaluation for renal (kidney) cysts in teenage/adult years is also indicated.[2]
Last updated: 4/29/2016

References
  1. Nikkel, Sarah. Floating Harbor Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2014; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/floating-harbor-syndrome. Accessed 4/29/2016.
  2. Nowaczyk, Malgorzata. Floating-Harbor syndrome. GeneReviews. January, 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK114458. Accessed 4/29/2016.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Short stature with delayed bone age, expressive language delay, a triangular face with a prominent nose and deep-set eyes
  • Pelletier-Leisti syndrome
  • FHS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.