There are no definite known number.
What causes Meier-Gorlin Syndrome?
The cause remains unknown: all genes evaluated in affected patients were normal.
Is Meier-Gorlin Syndrome inherited?
The inheritance pattern of Meier-Gorlin Syndrome is unknown, but most data, simliar to the other sub-types of Primordial Dwarfism suggest that it follows an autosomal recessive pattern.
What are the physical characteristics of Meier-Gorlin Syndrome?
The findings include:
- small ears (microtia),
- absent or small knee caps (patellae)
- short stature
- may include various skeletal abnormalities
- early feeding difficulties
- poor weight gain
- small mouth (microstomia) with full lips
- small circumference of the head (microcephaly)
- and/or underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the upper (maxillary)
- and/or lower (mandibular) jaw bones (micrognathia)
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