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It is possible that the main title of the report Seckel 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.
Synonyms Back to top
- Bird-Headed Dwarfism, Seckel Type
- Microcephalic Primordial Dwarfism
- Nanocephalic Dwarfism
- Seckel Type Dwarfism
- Seckel Type Primordial Dwarfism
Disorder Subdivisions Back to top
- Seckel Syndrome 1, SCKL1
- Seckel Syndrome 2, SCKL2
- Seckel Syndrome 3, SCKL3
General Discussion Back to top
Seckel syndrome is an extremely rare inherited disorder characterized by growth delays prior to birth (intrauterine growth retardation) resulting in low birth weight. Growth delays continue after birth (postnatal), resulting in short stature (dwarfism). Other symptoms and physical features associated with Seckel syndrome include an abnormally small head (microcephaly); varying degrees of mental retardation; and/or unusual characteristic facial features including "beak-like" protrusion of the nose. Other facial features may include abnormally large eyes, a narrow face, malformed ears, and/or an unusually small jaw (micrognathia). In addition, some affected infants may exhibit permanent fixation of the fifth fingers in a bent position (clinodactyly), malformation (dysplasia) of the hips, dislocation of a bone in the forearm (radial dislocation), and/or other physical abnormalities.
Resources Back to top
Human Growth Foundation
997 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Head, NY 11545
Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75240
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
Post Office Box 751112
Limekiln, PA 19535
Little People of America, Inc.
250 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
Restricted Growth Association
PO Box 1024
Peterborough, Intl PE1 9GX
Tel: 0300 111 1970
Fax: 0300 111 2454
Coalition for Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (CHDCT)
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
Craniofacial Foundation of America
975 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
For a Complete Report Back to top
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Last Updated: 4/6/2007
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