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It is possible that the main title of the report Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
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- CFC syndrome
- cardio-facial-cutaneous syndrome
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Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome is one of the RASopathies and is a rare genetic disorder is typically characterized by unusually sparse, brittle, curly hair; large head (macrocephaly); a prominent forehead and abnormal narrowing of the sides of the forehead (bi-temporal narrowing); intellectual disability; failure to thrive; heart defects that are present at birth (congenital); short stature and skin abnormalities. CFC syndrome is a dominant de novo genetic disorder caused by a sporadic gene abnormality (mutation) in one of four genes that have been termed BRAF, MAP2K1 (MEK1) and MAP2K2 (MEK2), and KRAS. Some affected individuals do not have a mutation in one of these genes, suggesting that other genes are also associated with CFC syndrome.
CFC syndrome was first described in 1986, based on the observation of eight unrelated patients who had intellectual disability and similar abnormalities in facial appearance, skin, hair, nails and heart.
Resources Back to top
Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75240
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
2616 N Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
Hemangioma Support System
c/o Cynthia Schumerth
1484 Sand Acres Drive
DePere, WI 54115
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
P.O. Box 106
Latham, NY 12110
183 Brown Road
Vestal, NY 13850
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
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Last Updated: 1/28/2013
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