Apert's Syndrome Overview
What is Apert's syndrome?
An infant with Apert's syndrome has a rare genetic disorder that results in webbed toes or fingers, a small skull, and an abnormal facial structure. Apert's syndrome is caused by an abnormal gene that results in abnormal development of the fetus during pregnancy.
What are the symptoms of Apert's syndrome?
Symptoms of Apert's syndrome include skeletal limb deformities and severe under development of the mid-face. Other features include prominent or bulging eyes, webbing of digits, short height, hearing loss, occasional slow intellectual development, and ear infections.
How does the doctor treat Apert's syndrome?
There is no treatment for Apert's syndrome. Surgery can be offered to correct some skeletal and facial deformities.
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