Muenke Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Muenke Syndrome

Muenke syndrome is a condition characterized by the premature closure of the coronal suture of the skull (coronal craniosynostosis) during development. This affects the shape of the head and face. Other variable features include abnormalities of the hands or feet, hearing loss and developmental delay. Muenke syndrome is caused by mutations in the FGFR3 gene. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.   
 

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Craniosynostosis and Positional Plagiocephaly Support Inc

Our mission is to spread awareness, educate and offer support and guidance to families affected by Craniosynostosis and/or Positional Plagiocephaly as well as any craniofacial concern affecting the skull.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2011

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Craniosynostosis and Positional Plagiocephaly Support Inc

Our mission is to spread awareness, educate and offer support and guidance to families affected by Craniosynostosis and/or Positional Plagiocephaly as well as any craniofacial concern affecting the skull.

www.cappskids.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2011

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Muenke Syndrome" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic-environmental interaction in a unique case of Muenke syndrome with intracranial hypertension.
 

Author(s): Nneamaka B Agochukwu, Benjamin D Solomon, Anna Zajaczkowska-Kielska, Christopher J Lyons, Travis Pollock, Ash Singhal, Margot I Van Allen, Maximilian Muenke

Journal: Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Dec;27(12):2183-6.

 

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2011

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A Korean family with the Muenke syndrome.
 

Author(s): Jae Eun Yu, Dong Ha Park, Soo Han Yoon

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2010 Jul;25(7):1086-9.

 

The Muenke syndrome (MS) is characterized by unicoronal or bicoronal craniosynostosis, midfacial hypoplasia, ocular hypertelorism, and a variety of minor abnormalities associated with a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene. The birth prevalence is approximately ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2010

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Skeletal analysis of the Fgfr3(P244R) mouse, a genetic model for the Muenke craniosynostosis syndrome.
 

Author(s): Stephen R F Twigg, Chris Healy, Christian Babbs, Jacqueline A Sharpe, William G Wood, Paul T Sharpe, Gillian M Morriss-Kay, Andrew O M Wilkie

Journal: Dev. Dyn.. 2009 Feb;238(2):331-42.

 

Muenke syndrome, defined by heterozygosity for a Pro250Arg substitution in fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3), is the most common genetic cause of craniosynostosis in humans. We have used gene targeting to introduce the Muenke syndrome mutation (equivalent to P244R) into ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2009

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The terms "Muenke Syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Talocalcaneal coalition in Muenke syndrome: report of a patient, review of the literature in FGFR-related craniosynostoses, and consideration of mechanism.
 

Author(s): Nneamaka B Agochukwu, Benjamin D Solomon, Laurel J Benson, Maximilian Muenke

Journal: Am. J. Med. Genet. A. 2013 Mar;161A(3):453-60.

 

Muenke syndrome is an autosomal dominant craniosynostosis syndrome resulting from a defining point mutation in the Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor3 (FGFR3) gene. Muenke syndrome is characterized by coronal craniosynostosis (bilateral more often than unilateral), hearing loss, developmental ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2013

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Palatal and oral manifestations of Muenke syndrome (FGFR3-related craniosynostosis).
 

Author(s): Nneamaka Barbara Agochukwu, Benjamin D Solomon, Emily S Doherty, Maximilian Muenke

Journal: J Craniofac Surg. 2012 May;23(3):664-8.

 

Although Muenke syndrome is the most common syndromic form of craniosynostosis, the frequency of oral and palatal anomalies including high-arched palate, cleft lip with or without cleft palate has not been documented in a patient series of Muenke syndrome to date. Further, to our ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2012

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Clinical Study of Muenke Syndrome (FGFR3-Related Craniosynostosis)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Craniosynostosis; Muenke Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2014

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