Cross syndrome

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Cross syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by dwarfism, mental retardation, and hypopigmentation. The syndrome was first described by Cross et al. in 1967.

Symptoms and Signs[edit | edit source]

Cross syndrome is characterized by a number of symptoms and signs. These include:

  • Dwarfism: Individuals with Cross syndrome often have short stature.
  • Mental retardation: This is a common feature of Cross syndrome. The degree of mental retardation can vary from mild to severe.
  • Hypopigmentation: This refers to a reduction in skin, hair, or eye color. Individuals with Cross syndrome often have lighter skin, hair, and eye color than their family members.

Causes[edit | edit source]

Cross syndrome is a genetic disorder. It is believed to be caused by mutations in a gene, but the specific gene responsible has not yet been identified.

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

The diagnosis of Cross syndrome is based on the presence of the characteristic symptoms and signs. Genetic testing may also be used to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

There is currently no cure for Cross syndrome. Treatment is supportive and aimed at managing the symptoms.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Cross syndrome Resources
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