Floating Harbor Syndrome

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Summary

Floating-Harbor syndrome (FHS) is an extremely rare genetic disorder characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, various skeletal malformations, delayed bone age, and expressive and receptive language delays. Children may be below average height for their age (short stature). Additional symptoms including mild to moderate intellectual disability have also been reported. The specific symptoms and severity FHS can vary greatly from one person to another. FHS is caused by mutations in the SRCAP gene. This mutation is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, although most cases of FHS occur randomly (sporadically) as the result of a new (de novo) mutation. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

Introduction

Floating-Harbor syndrome was named after the two hospitals where, during the 1970s, the first cases were identified and reported in the medical literature; namely, the Boston Floating Hospital and Harbor General Hospital in California.

Supporting Organizations

Floating Harbor Syndrome Support Group

P.O. Box 124
Rosebud, TX 76570
USA
Email: littleflock7@gmail.com
Website: http://www.floatingharborsyndromesupport.com

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Human Growth Foundation

997 Glen Cove Avenue
Suite 5
Glen Head, NY 11545
Tel: (516)671-4041
Fax: (516)671-4055
Tel: (800)451-6434
Email: hgf1@hgfound.org
Website: http://www.hgfound.org/

MAGIC Foundation

6645 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Tel: (708)383-0808
Fax: (708)383-0899
Tel: (800)362-4423
Email: contactus@magicfoundation.org
Website: http://www.magicfoundation.org

NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Information Clearinghouse
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://www.niams.nih.gov/

Restricted Growth Association

PO Box 5137
Yeovil, BA20 9FF
United Kingdom
Tel: 3001111970
Fax: 3001112454
Email: office@restrictedgrowth.co.uk
Website: http://www.restrictedgrowth.co.uk

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Last Updated:  10/9/2014
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