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What is some information about apert syndrome disease?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Genetic disease: Apert's syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a gene mutation. Skull & facial bones r effected & often require extensive cranial facial surgery. Hearing loss, odd fingers/toes, skin problems occur often. Apnea & sinus/ear infections r chronic problems. See nih site for more information. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/apert-syndrome.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Website: http://www.ccakids.com/ is the website for the children's craniofacial association, where you can find answers about apert's syndrome. Surgery is done by a skilled team, like that led by dr. Doumit at cleveland clinic.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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