Genetic Disorder Project

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome

What population is affected by Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is estimated to be 1 in 50,000 births.

What are the symtoms of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

The symtoms are characteristic facial appearence delayed growth and development intellectual disability seizures and more.

what gene or chromosome is affected by Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

Chromosome 4 is affected by Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need.

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome has no known treatment. gavage feeding and or is used. Gastrostomy seizure control valproic is used.

How is Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome inherited.

Between 85 and 90 percent of all cases of Wolf-Hirsch-horn syndrome are not inherited. They result from a chromosomal deletion that occurs as random.

What causes Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

Wolf-Hirsch-horn syndrome is caused by a deletion of the genetic material near the end of the short.

Could Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome been prevented.

Wolf-Hirsch-horn syndrome can not be prevented because there's no cures.

Is there a cure for Wolf-Hirsch-horn syndrome.

There is no cure for Wolf-Hirsch-horn syndrome.

when was Wolf hirsch-horn syndrome found.

This syndrome was reported in 1965 in published reports by Wolf and Hirsch-horn.

what is the long term outlook for the the child.

As many as one-third of reported patients have died in the first year of life.