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How can I help my child with apert syndrome?

How can I help my child with apert syndrome?

See details: Children with Apert syndrome have multi organs problems: craniofacial, hands (fingers web) V shape palate , underbite , hearing and vision impair. Need lots of correctional surgeries but mostly can Intergrated in mainstream society later in life. ...Read more

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Tell me about apert syndrome disease, please?

Tell me about apert syndrome disease, please?

Bone dysplasia : You will find this article helpful. http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/chromosomal-genetic-conditions/apert-syndrome/ Please ask further questions or would like to discuss about this condition ...Read more

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What's it like to have a child with apert syndrome?

What's it like to have a child with apert syndrome?

Difficult rewarding: Genetic condition is caused by gene mutation with problems of facial/cranial bone development. The medical problems come from these deformities. A loving, supportive & involved family is correlated with normal outcomes in alpert's people. There r many obstacles- surgeries, sleep apnea, frequent ear/sinus infections. http://children.webmd.com/apert-syndrome-symptoms-treatments-prognosis?page=2. ...Read more

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What is some information about apert syndrome disease?

What is  some information about apert syndrome disease?

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. ...Read more

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If my brother has apert syndrome, what are the chances that my kids will?

If my brother has apert syndrome, what are the chances that my kids will?

1/65,000: Apert syndrome is a rare but easily recognized syndrome. Studies show it to be an autosomal dominant disorder, meaning all the cases are new mutations unless passed on by one parent. Unless one of your parents had the disorder, your brother has the new mutation and your kids are not at risk any more than the 1/65, 000 risk of the general population. ...Read more

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What is it like to have a child with apert syndrome? How can I help support them?

What is it like to have a child with apert syndrome? How can I help support them?

Child with deformity: A child with Apert syndrome has deformed head shape, protruding eyes, high oral arch, dental crowding, triangular upper lip, various types of fusion of fingers, and quite often mental retardation. he head deformity usually requires surgeries to open up more space within the skull, so that the brain can grow. Fused fingers need surgeries too for the child to use the hand adequately. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound detect aperts syndrome?

Can an ultrasound detect aperts syndrome?

Yes: It may be difficult to detect until the third trimester, however. ...Read more

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Is apert syndrome contagious in children via saliva or touch?

Is apert syndrome contagious in children via saliva or touch?

No: Apert syndrome is not a contagious illness.It is a recognized pattern of human malformation involving events during fetal development.Cases are thought to arise from a new mutation in genes, with a frequency of 1/70, 000 births. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for patients with apert syndrome?

What is the life expectancy for patients with apert syndrome?

Normal: before neurosurgeons learned how to open skulls tutors patients who went untreated would have severe effects from constructing the brain since the skull could not grow. When treated early, The brain is allowed to grow normally. ...Read more