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Waardenburg syndrome type 2

Overview

Waardenburg syndrome type 2: A hereditary, autosomal dominant disorder.

Symptoms - Waardenburg syndrome type 2

Individuals with type II Waardenburg syndrome are a heterogeneous group with normally located canthi (without dystopia canthorum). Sensorineural hearing loss (77%) and heterochromia iridium (47%) are the two most important diagnostic indicators for this type. Other clinical manifestations (eg, white forelock, skin patches) are more frequent in type I.

Causes - Waardenburg syndrome type 2

type II and type IV Waardenburg syndrome appear to have an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance, which means two copies of the gene must be altered for a person to be affected by the disorder. Most often, the parents of a child with an autosomal recessive disorder are not affected but are carriers of one copy of the altered gene.

Prevention - Waardenburg syndrome type 2

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Diagnosis - Waardenburg syndrome type 2

The phrase \"signs of Waardenburg syndrome type 2\" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome type 2 that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word \"symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome type 2\" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome type 2. The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome type 2. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Waardenburg syndrome type 2 has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Waardenburg syndrome type 2 signs or Waardenburg syndrome type 2 symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome type 2 may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Waardenburg syndrome type 2 symptoms.

Prognosis - Waardenburg syndrome type 2

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Treatment - Waardenburg syndrome type 2

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