Other Names for this Disease
- Muenke nonsyndromic coronal craniosynostosis
- Syndrome of coronal craniosynostosis
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 Other variable features include abnormalities of the hands or feet, hearing loss and developmental delay. Muenke syndrome is caused by mutations in the FGFR3 gene. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.Muenke syndrome is a condition characterized by the premature closure of the coronal suture of the skull (coronal craniosynostosis) during development. This affects the shape of the head and face.
Last updated: 10/3/2011
- Muenke syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). June 2006; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/muenke-syndrome. Accessed 10/3/2011.
- Muenke syndrome. Orphanet. January 2006; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Lng=EN&Expert=53271. Accessed 10/3/2011.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Muenke Syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- 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 Muenke Syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.