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Apert Syndrome


What is Apert Syndrome?
Apert Syndrome is a genetic defect and falls under the broad classification of craniofacial/limb anomalies. Apert syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 160,000 to 200,000 live births.

Possible Symptoms: Apert syndrome is primarily characterized by specific malformations of the skull, midface, hands, and feet. The skull is prematurely fused and unable to grow normally. Thus, the middle face appears retruded or sunken. Generally the fingers and toes are fused together in varying degrees as well. More possible symptoms of Aperts are:
Prematurely fused cranial sutures
A retruded midface
Fused fingers
Fused toes
Various heart defects
Dextrorotation
Pulmonary Atresia
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Pyloric stenosis
Polycystic kidneys
Bicornate uterus
Hydrocephalus
Ear infections
Sleep Apnea
Severe acne
Increased incidence of eye injuries


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