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Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome


Synonyms of Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome
  • 4p- Syndrome, Partial
  • Chromosome 4, Partial Deletion 4p
  • Chromosome 4, Partial Monosomy 4p
  • Partial Deletion of the Short Arm of Chromosome 4
  • Pitt-Rogers-Danks Syndrome
  • WHCR
  • WHS
  • Wolf-Hirschhorn Chromosome Region (WHCR)
  • Wolf Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is an extremely rare chromosomal disorder caused by a partial deletion (monosomy) of the short arm (p) of chromosome 4. Major symptoms may include extremely wide-set eyes (ocular hypertelorism) with a broad or beaked nose, a small head (microcephaly), low-set malformed ears, mental and growth deficiency, heart (cardiac) defects, and seizures. Because the amount of genetic material deleted varies, the symptoms of this syndrome vary from case to case.

    Organizations related to Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome
    • 4P- Support Group
      P.O. Box 1676
      Gresham OR 97030
      Phone #: 503-661-7546
      800 #: --
      e-mail: fourthchromosome@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.4p-supportgroup.org
    • Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc.
      P.O. Box 724
      Boca Raton FL 33429-0724
      Phone #: 561-395-4252
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@chromodisorder.org
      Home page: http://www.chromodisorder.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
    • Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Support Group
      1 Hawthorne Villas
      Crewe None CW4 7AR
      Phone #: 014-77 -549465
      800 #: --
      e-mail: whs@webk.co.uk
      Home page: http://www.whs.webk.co.uk/
    • World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
      Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
      Washington DC 20037
      Phone #: 202-974-3000
      800 #: --
      e-mail: postmaster@paho.org
      Home page: http://www.who.ch/



    For a Complete Report

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