By Brian Tew
Like other chromosomal disorders, Alfi's syndrome has no cure but there are ways to manage the symptoms. Surgery can be used to remove extra digits and fix heart defects, cleft lips and palates, and other facial abnormalities. Internal organs with defects can be replaced through organ transplantation.
Since children with the disorder have mental disability, the love and care of parents and siblings are greatly needed. There are support groups out there for parents of affected children.
Alfi O.S. 1976. The 9p- syndrome. Ann. Genetics