Waardenburg syndrome

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Waardenburg Syndrome is a harmless genetic mutation that can affect 1 in 40,000 people.








What is Waardenburg Syndrome?

Waardenburg Syndrome is almost completely harmless, except for the fact that it affects hearing in one, but sometimes both, ears. It messes with pigmentation in the skin, causing light splotches and white hair tufts. Eyes are translucent and wide, the cupid's arrow on the lip is nonexistent, and there is no bone "bump" in the bridge of the nose, so it flows smoothly. Sometimes, though more rare, Waardenburg can cause spinal or intestinal defects. There is no treatment for it as it is almost always harmless, and it can affect anyone.