Freeman Sheldon Syndrome
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- Craniocarpotarsal dystrophy (dysplasia)
- Whistling face syndrome
- Whistling face-windmill vane hand syndrome
- Distal arthrogryposis type 2A
Freeman-Sheldon syndrome is a rare inherited disorder characterized by multiple contractures (i.e., restricted movement around two or more body areas) at birth (congenital), abnormalities of the head and face (craniofacial) area, defects of the hands and feet, and skeletal malformations. Craniofacial abnormalities may consist of characteristic facial features that cause the individual to appear to be whistling. These features include an extremely small puckered mouth (microstomia); a "full" forehead appearance, unusually prominent cheeks; and thin, pursed lips. Affected infants may also have an unusually flat middle portion of the face, a high roof of the mouth (palate), an unusually small jaw (micrognathia), an abnormally small tongue (microglossia), and/or a raised, scar-like mark in the shape of an "H" or a "V" extending from the lower lip to the chin. Affected infants often have abnormalities affecting the eyes including widely-spaced deep-set eyes, crossed eyes (strabismus), and/or downslanting eyelid folds (palpebral fissures). Malformations of the hands and feet are also characteristic of Freeman-Sheldon syndrome. Children with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome may also exhibit speech impairment; swallowing and eating difficulties; vomiting; failure to grow and gain weight at the expected rate (failure to thrive); and/or respiratory problems that may result in life-threatening complications. Freeman-Sheldon syndrome can be inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic trait. However, most cases occur randomly with no apparent cause (sporadically).
Freeman-Sheldon Research Group, Inc.
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March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
PO Box 11082
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States
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PO Box 1069
Sherburne, NY 13460
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Las Vegas, NV 89136
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Craniofacial Foundation of America
975 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
42 Park Road
Peterborough, PE1 2UQ
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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