A number sign (#) is used with this entry because Waardenburg syndrome type 1 (WS1) is caused by heterozygous mutation in the PAX3 gene () on. A number sign (#) is used with this entry because Waardenburg syndrome type 4A (WS4A) is caused by heterozygous or homozygous mutation in the. Waardenburg syndrome type 4 is an auditory-pigmentary syndrome characterized by pigmentary abnormalities of the eye, deafness, and Hirschsprung disease.

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Clinical Variability of Waardenburg Syndrome Types Waardenburg syndrome has been classified into 4 main phenotypes. Stochastic events during development may be the factors that determine whether a person with a PAX3 mutation will be congenitally deaf or not. Differential Diagnosis Waardenburg waarsenburg type I WS1 needs to be differentiated from other causes of congenitalnon-progressive sensorineural hearing loss see Deafness and Hereditary Hearing Loss Overview and from other forms of Waardenburg syndrome.

Waardenburg syndrome, type 3. View in own wxardenburg. The paired box protein Pax3 is an essential regulator of muscle and neural crest-derived cell types, including melanocytes. Waardenburg syndrome – PS – 12 Entries.

Waardenburg syndrome

Waardenburg’s syndrome patients have mutations in the human homologue of the Pax-3 paired box gene. Am J Hum Genet. One family was found to have a heterozygous bp deletion in the central region of exon 2, resulting in loss of amino acids 29 to 34 Diagnosis is determined by the presence of major and minor characteristic clinical features according to the Waardenburg Consortium criteria, as well as history and physical examination for Hirschsprung disease utilizing plain abdominal X-ray, barium enema, anorectal manometry and rectal biopsy.


Considerations in families with an apparent de novo pathogenic variant. Interaction of endothelin-3 with endothelin-B receptor is essential for development of epidermal melanocytes and enteric neurons. In a report from a consortium, Grundfast et al.

Type IV WS4 can also affect portions of nerve cell development that potentially can lead to intestinal issues. Am J Med Genet A. Summary and related texts.

Deletions at the SOX10 gene locus cause Waardenburg syndrome types 2 and 4. No duplications have been reported.

The novel Shock by Robin Cook mentions a character with the disorder. Most common [9] Permanent hearing loss [9] Heterochromia of the irises [9].


Badner and Chakravarti concluded, however, that a single dominant gene with pleiotropic effects, with a more severe phenotype in homozygotes, was more plausible. Hearing loss in Waardenburg syndrome: Management is only symptomatic, consisting in the management of WS protection from exposure to ultraviolet light, avoidance of sunburn, management of hearing lossHirschprung disease surgical treatment and the neurologic manifestations.

Eur J Hum Genet. Familial telecanthus with associated congenital anomalies. Waardenburg syndrome, type 4B. There may not be clinical trials for this disorder. Congenital leukoderma is frequently seen on the face, trunk, or limbs.

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We are determined to keep this website freely accessible. Ophthalmological findings in 34 patients with Waardenburg syndrome. A characteristic feature is hyperpigmented borders surrounding the unpigmented areas. The fetus was the product of a mating between a gypsy brother and sister, both of whom had Waardenburg syndrome. Similar articles in PubMed. WS type 4 is genetically heterogeneous see WS4A; The patient’s father and paternal grandmother, who were each heterozygous for the mutation, had white forelocks.


Affected ferrets often have a very slightly flatter skull and wider-set eyes than healthy ferrets. Characteristic features of WS1 were present, including hearing loss, dystopia canthorum, broad nasal root, and narrow nasal tip. Some of these genes are involved in the making of melanocyteswhich makes the pigment melanin. WS type 4A showed autosomal dominant inheritance in the family reported by Syrris et al.

Nevus depigmentosus Postinflammatory hypopigmentation Pityriasis alba Vagabond’s leukomelanoderma Yemenite deaf-blind hypopigmentation syndrome Wende—Bauckus syndrome. Sensorineural hearing loss and heterochromia iridum are the two most characteristic features of WS2.

Waardenburg syndrome, type 2E, with or without neurologic involvement. Enfermevad highly variable presentation of the syndrome makes it difficult to arrive at precise figures for its prevalence.

Other search option s Alphabetical list. Histologically, hypoganglionosis, hyperganglionosis, and ectopic ganglia were found in the lamina propria of the rectum neuronal colonic dysplasia. Hirschsprung’s disease and congenital deafness. Brother and sister with Waardenburg syndrome. A missense mutation of the endothelin-B receptor gene in multigenic Hirschsprung’s disease.

Prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling in a case of spina bifida in a family with Waardenburg syndrome type I. Prognosis The prognosis is often good, however, significant morbidity and mortality may be associated due to complications resulting from Hirschsprung disease related to the size of the aganglionic intestinal segment.

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