Genetic Disorder Project
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.