Waardenburg Syndrome

Everything Happens For A Reason

Are you experiencing?

  • Deafness
  • Abnormalities in the eyelid
  • Pain or swelling in the cleft lip
  • Wide set of eyes
  • Prominent square jaw
  • Bushiness in the eyebrows
  • Displacement of the inner part of the eye

What is Waardenburg Syndrome?

It causes people to have premature hair and have different eye colors in each eye usually it is blue sapphire. Also people can have hearing loss and not have enough proteins to support muscle structure in the body.

The types of Waardenburg Syndrome

Diagnosis?

  • Colon Biopsy
  • Audiometer
  • Bowel transit time

Treatment?

  • There is no treatment because it is very rare to people estimated about 1 in 40,000 people
  • Gene therapy is recommended

Sources


  • "Waardenburg Syndrome." Genetics Home Reference. Genetic Home Research, 20 Apr. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.
  • "PAX3 Gene." Genetics Home Reference. Genetic Home Research, 20 Apr. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.
  • "Waardenburg Syndrome." Waardenburg Disease. Medline Plus, 09 Apr. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2015. <http%253A%252F%252Fwww.nlm.nih.gov%252Fmedlineplus%252Fency%252Farticle%252F001428.htm