Other Names for this Disease
- Autosomal dominant Larsen syndrome
Your QuestionMy 25-year-old son has Larsen syndrome. He currently weighs 6kg and his height is 70cm. Is his low height and weight due to Larsen syndrome?
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The signs and symptoms of Larsen syndrome vary from person to person, but may include the following:
- Joint dislocation (especially of the hips, knees, and elbows)
- Hypermobile joints
- Flat, rectangular face
- Depressed nasal bridge
- Prominent forehead
- Widely spaced eyes (hypertelorism)
- 'Spatula-like' thumbs
- Long fingers with broad ends and short nails
- Short arms
- Cleft palate
- Curved spine
- Short stature
- Breathing problems in infancy (due to soft cartilage in the airway)
- Cardiovascular (heart) anomalies
Last updated: 3/31/2014
People with Larsen syndrome typically have a final adult height of less than 152 centimeters or 59.8 inches.
Last updated: 4/1/2014
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- Cassandra L. Kniffin. Larsen syndrome; LRS. OMIM. February 26, 2007; http://omim.org/clinicalSynopsis/150250?search=larsen&highlight=larsen. Accessed 4/1/2014.