This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Seckel syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by growth retardation, very small head (microcephaly( with intellectual disability , and unique facial features such as large eyes, beak-like nose, narrow face, and receding lower jaw. About less than 25% of the patients also have blood abnormalities. Seckel syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. The condition may be divided in 8 different subtypes, according to the specific gene alteration (mutation ). Treatment is supportive.
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