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Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome


Synonyms of Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome
  • Cardio-facial-cutaneous syndrome
  • CFC syndrome
  • Facio-cardio-cutaneous syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder first described in 1986, based on the observation of eight unrelated patients with very similar facial appearance characterized by unusually sparse, brittle, curly hair; large head (macrocephaly); a prominent forehead and abnormal narrowing of the sides of the forehead (bitemporal constriction); mental retardation; failure to thrive; heart defects that are present at birth (congenital); short stature and skin abnormalities. CFC syndrome is a dominant genetic disorder caused by a sporadic gene abnormality (mutation) in one of three genes that have been termed BRAF, MEK1 and MEK2. . Some affected individuals do not have a mutation in one of these genes, suggesting that other genes are also associated with CFC.

    Organizations related to Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome
    • American Heart Association
      National Center
      Dallas TX 75231-4596
      Phone #: 214-373-6300
      800 #: 800-242-8721
      e-mail: inquire@heart.org
      Home page: http://www.americanheart.org
    • Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous International
      183 Brown Rd.
      Vestal NY 13850
      Phone #: 607-772-9666
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@cfcsyndrome.org
      Home page: http://www.cfcsyndrome.org
    • Children's Craniofacial Association
      13140 Coit Road
      Dallas TX 75240
      Phone #: 214-570-9099
      800 #: 800-535-3643
      e-mail: csmith@ccakids.com
      Home page: http://www.ccakids.com
    • Congenital Heart Anomalies, Support, Education, & Resources
      2112 North Wilkins Road
      Swanton OH 43558
      Phone #: 419-825-5575
      800 #: --
      e-mail: chaser@compuserve.com
      Home page: http://www.csun.edu/~hcmth011/chaser/chaser-news.html
    • Forward Face, Inc.
      317 East 34th Street
      New York NY 10016
      Phone #: 212-684-5860
      800 #: 800-393-3223
      e-mail: info@forwardface.org
      Home page: http://www.forwardface.org
    • Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
      1364 Welsh Road G2
      North Wales PA 19454
      Phone #: 215-619-0670
      800 #: 800-545-3286
      e-mail: info@scalyskin.org
      Home page: http://www.scalyskin.org
    • Hemangioma Support System
      c/o Cynthia Schumerth
      DePere WI 54115
      Phone #: 920-336-9399
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A
    • National Craniofacial Foundation
      3100 Carlisle Street
      Dallas TX 75204
      Phone #: --
      800 #: 800-535-3643
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/
    • Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
      P.O. Box 106
      Latham NY 12110
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: 877-823-4646
      e-mail: hvbf@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.birthmark.org



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