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Waardenburg syndrome

Waardenburg syndrome

(Science: syndrome) rare, autosomal dominant disease with variable penetrance and several known clinical types.

clinical features include depigmentation of the skin and hair with a white forelock, congenital cochlear deafness, heterochromia iridis or hypochromia iridis, medial eyebrow hyperplasia, hypertrophy of the nasal root producing increased width of the root of the nose, dystopia canthorum, lateral dystopia of medial canthi and lacrimal puncta and synophrys.

The underlying cause may be defective development of the neural crest (neurocristopathy).

Waardenburg's syndrome may be closely related to piebaldism. Klein-waardenburg syndrome refers to a disorder that also includes upper limb abnormalities.

inheritance: audosomal dominant.


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Re: two different color eyes

... son has two colored eyes too. For those of you who want the name of the Syndrome it is called Waardenburg Syndrome. Hope this helps.

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by jr6clc
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:35 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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waardenburg syndrome

it's called waardenburg, and it is present in my family. only manifestation in my family is the shock ... below is a link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive//20061212/mesh/jablonski/cgi/jablonski/syndrome_cgid4f8.html?term=Waardenburg+syndrome+3&field=name

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by maude
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:29 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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Re: two different color eyes

I looked up the "W" term and it is "Waardenburg Syndrome" (think the spelling is correct). Apparently, it can present with phenotypic characteristics ...

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by Halveye
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:44 pm
 
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Topic: two different color eyes
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Re: two different color eyes

... eyes also have a spot of hair that is different? I have read about Waardenburg syndrome and he does not have it. Thanks

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by alilus
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:42 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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humans with different color eyes

... color like skin color is controled by melanin certain medications and syndromes such as Waardenburg syndrome can cause it. When looking at genes eye color is a polygenic trait. So ...

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by Imammstcnerd
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:00 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: humans with different color eyes
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