Connective Tissue Disorder
This disease is a genetic disorder, or hereditary. If a parent has it, the child has a 50% chance of getting Stickler Syndrome. It is caused by a change in one of three collagen genes (coL2A, coL11A1, or coL11A2).
Stickler Syndrome is diagnosed during infancy or childhood. It can be diagnosed through a genetic test or through close examination of the body by a Doctor.
Prognosis and Management
There is no cure for Stickler Syndrome and it becomes more severe as the child ages. However, there are treatments to help control symptoms and prevent complications and children are expected to lead healthy, full lives.