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Gordon Syndrome


Synonyms of Gordon Syndrome
  • Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, Distal, Type IIA
  • Camptodactyly-Cleft Palate-Clubfoot
  • Distal Arthrogryposis, Type IIA

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Gordon syndrome is an extremely rare disorder that belongs to a group of genetic disorders known as the distal arthrogryposes. These disorders typically involve stiffness and impaired mobility of certain joints of the lower arms and legs (distal extremities) including the knees, elbows, wrists, and/or ankles. These joints tend to be permanently fixed in a bent or flexed position (contractures). Gordon syndrome is characterized by the permanent fixation of several fingers in a flexed position (camptodactyly), abnormal bending inward of the foot (clubfoot or talipes), and, less frequently, incomplete closure of the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). In some cases, additional abnormalities may also be present. The range and severity of symptoms may vary from case to case. Gordon syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
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    Organizations related to Gordon Syndrome
    • AVENUES
      P.O. Box 5192
      Sonora CA 95370
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@avenuesforamc.com
      Home page: http://www.avenuesforamc.com
    • Arachnoiditis Information and Support Network
      c/o Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenease (MCAD) Family Support Group
      Ontario None M4P 2E5
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: cast@freenet.hamilton.on.ca
      Home page: N/A
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • 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



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html