Other Names for this Disease
- Nanocephalic dwarfism
- Seckel-type dwarfism
- Bird-headed dwarfism
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intellectual disability , and unique facial features such as large eyes, beak-like nose, narrow face, and receding lower jaw. About less than 25% of the patients also have blood abnormalities. Seckel syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. The condition may be divided in 8 different subtypes, according to the specific gene alteration (mutation ). Treatment is supportive.Seckel syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by growth retardation, very small head (microcephaly( with
Last updated: 11/9/2015
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Seckel syndrome type 1
Seckel syndrome type 2
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