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Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
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Waardenburg Syndrome

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  • 1. Waardenburg Syndrome
    Haley Bolland and Kayla Howe
    Period 8
    March 1, 2010
  • 2. Waardenburg Syndrome is an inherited disorder
    Usually the people have hearing loss and changes in skin and hair color.
    There are four types of this disease; the most common types are I and II and types III and IV are more rare.
    Disease:
  • 3. Dominant Trait
    Only one parent has to pass the gene on
    This disease is found on chromosome 2.
    How is this disease inherited?
  • 4. Cleft Lip
    Constipation
    Deafness
    Extremely pale blue eyes or eye colors that do not match
    Sometimes difficulty in completely straightening the joints
    Possible slight decrease in intellectual functions
    White patch of hair or early graying of the hair
    A wide space between the eyes
    Symptoms:
  • 5. Most cases are diagnosed during infancy but the symptoms are present at birth
    Special attention in school and hearing ability
    Tests:
    -Audiometry
    -Bowel transit time
    -Colon biopsy
    -Genetic testing
    How its tested and diagnosed
  • 6. Waardenburg Syndrome affects an estimated 1 to every 10 to 20 thousand
    In schools for the deaf 2 to 3 of students have this condition
    Occurrence:
  • 7. Treatment:
    For Waardenburg Syndrome there is no treatment.
    You can get hearing aids to help with deafness
    May need special diets for constipation
  • 8. People with this disease get their white patch of hair at the age of 12
    90% of people with this disease have a parent with the disease
    Symptoms in the parent can be different from the child.
    Once hearing problems are fixed, most people live a normal life
    Interesting info
  • 9. A woman who is 23 has type II of this symptom. On their left eye it is half blue and half brown. She has severe hearing loss. The unique thing about this person is no one in her family has this disease. It was partly because of their father who was on medication and was 50. She was pregnant and has a few complications with the baby. She wont know if the child has Waardenburg syndrome until it is older.
    People affected by the disease
  • 10. https://health.google.com/health/ref/Waardenburg+syndrome
    http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/waard.asp
    http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=waardenburgsyndrome
    http://www.mamashealth.com/ear/waar.asp
    http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/waardenburg-syndrome/overview.html
    http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/waardenburg-syndrome-discussions/general-support/222708-factors-that-influence-waardenburg-expression#1209586
    Works Cited

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