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It is possible that the main title of the report Mowat-Wilson Syndrome is not the name you expected.
Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a rare genetic disorder that may be apparent at birth or later in childhood. MWS is characterized by intellectual disability, distinctive facial features and seizures. Other congenital anomalies occur in some individuals and can include a gastrointestinal disease known as Hirschsprung disease (40-50% of individuals) in which a narrowing of a portion of the colon is present, heart (cardiac) defects, kidney (renal) abnormalities, male genital abnormalities and short stature. Some affected individuals may not be recognized until childhood or adulthood, especially when Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is not present. MWS is caused by an abnormality in the ZEB2 gene that is usually the result of a new genetic change (mutation) in the affected person.
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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
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Mowat Wilson Support Group
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- United Kingdom
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Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation
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Last Updated: 8/7/2012
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