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Hallermann Streiff Syndrome


Synonyms of Hallermann Streiff Syndrome
  • Francois dyscephaly syndrome
  • Hallermann-Streiff-Francois syndrome
  • HSS
  • Oculomandibulodyscephaly with hypotrichosis
  • Oculomandibulofacial syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Hallermann-Streiff syndrome was first described in the medical literature in 1893. The disorder was named for two investigators who later independently reported cases of the syndrome (Hallermann W, 1948; Streiff EB, 1950), recognizing it as a distinct disease entity.

    Hallermann-Streiff syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is primarily characterized by distinctive malformations of the skull and facial (craniofacial) region; sparse hair (hypotrichosis); eye (ocular) abnormalities; dental defects; degenerative skin changes (atrophy), particularly in the scalp and nasal regions; and/or short stature (i.e., dwarfism). Characteristic craniofacial features include a short, broad head (brachycephaly) with an unusually prominent forehead and/or sides of the skull (frontal and/or parietal bossing); a small, underdeveloped lower jaw (hypoplastic mandible); a narrow, highly arched roof of the mouth (palate); and a thin, pinched, tapering nose. Many affected individuals also have clouding of the lenses of the eyes at birth (congenital cataracts); unusually small eyes (microphthalmia); and/or other ocular abnormalities. Dental defects may include the presence of certain teeth at birth (natal teeth) and absence (hypodontia or partial adontia), malformation, and/or improper alignment of teeth. In almost all cases, Hallermann-Streiff syndrome has appeared to occur randomly for unknown reasons (sporadically) and may be the result of a new change to genetic material (mutation).

    Organizations related to Hallermann Streiff Syndrome
    • 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
    • Craniofacial Foundation of America
      975 East Third Street
      Chattanooga TN 37403
      Phone #: 423-778-9192
      800 #: 800-418-3223
      e-mail: farmertm@erlanger.org
      Home page: http://www.craniofacialcenter.com
    • FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
      P.O. Box 11082
      Chattanooga TN 37401
      Phone #: 423-266-1632
      800 #: 800-332-2373
      e-mail: faces@faces-cranio.org
      Home page: http://www.faces-cranio.org
    • Hallerman-Streiff Syndrome Support Group
      3524 Blenheim Road
      Phoenix MD 21131
      Phone #: 443-318-4461
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: hmbeam@gmail.com
      Home page: http://www.hallerman-streiffsupport.org
    • Institute for Families
      P.O. Box 54700
      Los Angeles CA 90054-0700
      Phone #: 323-669-4649
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@instituteforfamilies.org
      Home page: http://www.instituteforfamilies.org
    • Little People of America, Inc.
      250 El Camino Real
      Tustin CA 92780
      Phone #: 714-368-3689
      800 #: 888-572-2001
      e-mail: info@lpaonline.org
      Home page: http://www.lpaonline.org
    • 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/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • 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 Eye Institute
      Building 31 Rm 6A32
      Bethesda MD 20892-2510
      Phone #: 301-496-5248
      800 #: --
      e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
    • National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
      P.O. Box 317
      Watertown MA 02472
      Phone #: 617-972-7441
      800 #: 800-562-6265
      e-mail: napvi@perkins.org
      Home page: http://www.napvi.org
    • National Craniofacial Foundation
      3100 Carlisle Street
      Dallas TX 75204
      Phone #: --
      800 #: 800-535-3643
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
      410 East Main Street
      Mascoutah IL 62258-0114
      Phone #: 618-566-2020
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@nfed.org
      Home page: http://www.nfed.org



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