Waardenburg syndrome

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Waardenburg syndrome

Waardenburg syndrome is a group of genetic conditions that can cause hearing loss and changes in coloring (pigmentation) of the hair, skin, and eyes. The four known types of Waardenburg syndrome are distinguished by their physical characteristics and sometimes by their genetic cause.

Waardenburg syndrome type 1 and type 2 have very similar features, although people with type 1 almost always have eyes that appear widely spaced and people with type 2 do not. In addition, hearing loss occurs more often in people with type 2 than in those with type 1. Waardenburg syndrome type 3 (sometimes called Klein-Waardenburg syndrome) includes abnormalities of the upper limbs in addition to hearing loss and changes in pigmentation. Waardenburg syndrome type 4 (also known as Waardenburg-Shah syndrome) has signs and symptoms of both Waardenburg syndrome and Hirschsprung disease, an intestinal disorder that causes severe constipation or blockage of the intestine.

 

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The terms "Waardenburg syndrome" returned 67 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Hearing Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation in Waardenburg Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Hajime Koyama, Akinori Kashio, Aki Sakata, Katsuhiro Tsutsumiuchi, Yu Matsumoto, Shotaro Karino, Akinobu Kakigi, Shinichi Iwasaki, Tatsuya Yamasoba

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():2854736.

 

Objectives. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of cochlear implantation for sensorineural hearing loss in patients with Waardenburg syndrome. Method. A retrospective chart review was performed on patients who underwent cochlear implantation at the University of Tokyo Hospital. ...

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2016

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Clinical and genetic investigation of families with type II Waardenburg syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yong Chen, Fuwei Yang, Hexin Zheng, Jianda Zhou, Ganghua Zhu, Peng Hu, Weijing Wu

Journal: Mol Med Rep. 2016 Mar;13(3):1983-8.

 

The present study aimed to investigate the molecular pathology of Waardenburg syndrome type II in three families, in order to provide genetic diagnosis and hereditary counseling for family members. Relevant clinical examinations were conducted on the probands of the three pedigrees. ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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Allelic Mutations of KITLG, Encoding KIT Ligand, Cause Asymmetric and Unilateral Hearing Loss and Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2.
 

Author(s): Celia Zazo Seco, Luciana Serrão de Castro, Josephine W van Nierop, Matías Morín, Shalini Jhangiani, Eva J J Verver, Margit Schraders, Nadine Maiwald, Mieke Wesdorp, Hanka Venselaar, Liesbeth Spruijt, Jaap Oostrik, Jeroen Schoots, , Jeroen van Reeuwijk, Stefan H Lelieveld, Patrick L M Huygen, María Insenser, Ronald J C Admiraal, Ronald J E Pennings, Lies H Hoefsloot, Alejandro Arias-Vásquez, Joep de Ligt, Helger G Yntema, Joop H Jansen, Donna M Muzny, Gerwin Huls, Michelle M van Rossum, James R Lupski, Miguel Angel Moreno-Pelayo, Henricus P M Kunst, Hannie Kremer

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2015 Nov;97(5):647-60.

 

Linkage analysis combined with whole-exome sequencing in a large family with congenital and stable non-syndromic unilateral and asymmetric hearing loss (NS-UHL/AHL) revealed a heterozygous truncating mutation, c.286_303delinsT (p.Ser96Ter), in KITLG. This mutation co-segregated with ...

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2015

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The terms "Waardenburg syndrome" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Review and update of mutations causing Waardenburg syndrome.
 

Author(s): Véronique Pingault, Dorothée Ente, Florence Dastot-Le Moal, Michel Goossens, Sandrine Marlin, Nadège Bondurand

Journal: Hum. Mutat.. 2010 Apr;31(4):391-406.

 

Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is characterized by the association of pigmentation abnormalities, including depigmented patches of the skin and hair, vivid blue eyes or heterochromia irides, and sensorineural hearing loss. However, other features such as dystopia canthorum, musculoskeletal ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2010

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Waardenburg syndrome.
 

Author(s): A P Read, V E Newton

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 1997 Aug;34(8):656-65.

 

Auditory-pigmentary syndromes are caused by physical absence of melanocytes from the skin, hair, eyes, or the stria vascularis of the cochlea. Dominantly inherited examples with patchy depigmentation are usually labelled Waardenburg syndrome (WS). Type I WS, characterised by dystopia ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 1997

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The incidence of deafness is non-randomly distributed among families segregating for Waardenburg syndrome type 1 (WS1).
 

Author(s): R Morell, T B Friedman, J H Asher, L G Robbins

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 1997 Jun;34(6):447-52.

 

Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is caused by autosomal dominant mutations, and is characterised by pigmentary anomalies and various defects of neural crest derived tissues. It accounts for over 2% of congenital deafness. WS shows high variability in expressivity within families and differences ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 1997

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Development and Clinical Application of Two New Genetic Deafness Gene Diagnostic Kit
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Waardenburg Syndrome; Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2015

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