Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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- Wolf Syndrome
- Wolf-Hirschhorn Chromosome Region (WHCR)
- Chromosome 4, Partial Deletion 4p
- Partial Deletion of the Short Arm of Chromosome 4
- Chromosome 4, Partial Monosomy 4p
- 4p- Syndrome, Partial
- Pitt-Rogers-Danks Syndrome
Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is an extremely rare chromosomal disorder caused by a partial deletion (monosomy) of the short arm ("p") of chromosome 4. Major symptoms may include extremely wide-set eyes (ocular hypertelorism) with a broad or beaked nose, a small head (microcephaly), low-set malformed ears, mental and growth deficiency, heart (cardiac) defects, and seizures. Because the amount of genetic material deleted varies, the symptoms of this syndrome vary from case to case.
Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc.
P.O. Box 724
Boca Raton, FL 33429-0724
4P- Support Group
131 Green Cook Road
Sunbury, OH 43074
Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome Trust for the UK and Ireland
1 Hawthorne Villas
Crewe, CW4 7AR
World Health Organization (WHO)
Avenue Appia 20
Geneva 27, 1211
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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