Other Names for this Disease
- Craniosynostosis, midfacial hypoplasia, and foot abnormalities
craniosynostosis; unusually flat, underdeveloped midfacial regions (midfacial hypoplasia); abnormally broad great toes; and/or malformation or fusion of certain bones within the feet. It is caused by mutations in the FGFR2 gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner; in some cases, it is not inherited but results from a new mutation that occurs randomly. The treatment of JWS is typically directed toward the specific symptoms that are apparent in each individual.Jackson-Weiss syndrome (JWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by specific malformations of the head and facial area and abnormalities of the feet. The range and severity of symptoms and findings may be extremely variable, and findings may include
Last updated: 5/14/2011
- Jackson-Weiss Syndrome. NORD. December 31, 2010; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Jackson-Weiss%20Syndrome. Accessed 5/14/2011.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Jackson-Weiss syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- 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.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Jackson-Weiss syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.