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What disorder does taka Higgins have?

Crouzon syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis). This early fusion prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face. Many features of Crouzon syndrome result from the premature fusion of the skull bones.

What is Treachers syndrome?

Summary. Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by distinctive abnormalities of the head and face. Craniofacial abnormalities tend to involve underdevelopment of the zygomatic complex, cheekbones, jaws, palate and mouth which can lead to breathing and feeding difficulties.

How common is TCS?

TCS affects about one out of every 50,000 babies born. TCS is always genetic but usually isn’t inherited. For about 60% of the children who get it, neither parent carries the gene. For them, the chances of passing it along to another child are quite low.

What is the life expectancy of someone with craniosynostosis?

People with Crouzon syndrome have a normal life expectancy. Most children with this condition are unaffected intellectually. However, it can alter the shape of the face and cause vision and hearing problems.

Can someone with Crouzon syndrome have a baby?

Most parents who have a baby with Crouzon syndrome have normal genes. However, children with Crouzon syndrome can pass the gene on to their children. A parent with Crouzon syndrome has a 50 percent chance of having a baby that also has Crouzon syndrome.

What is the symptoms of Treacher Collins syndrome?

People with Treacher Collins syndrome often have eyes that slant downward, sparse eyelashes, and a notch in the lower eyelids called a coloboma. Some people have additional eye abnormalities that can lead to vision loss. The condition is also characterized by absent, small, or unusually formed ears.

How is someone diagnosed with TCS?

How is TCS diagnosed? TCS is sometimes diagnosed before a baby is born because of the abnormal facial features seen during an ultrasound. At birth, a diagnosis can be made by assessing the signs and symptoms of your baby. Genetic testing can also help identify and confirm any gene mutations linked to TCS.

What is Lancasters disease symptoms?

The condition is characterised by severe, disabling fatigue and a combination of other symptoms including muscular pain, concentration problems and intolerance to exercise.

How long does a person live with Treacher Collins syndrome?

The life expectancy is normal as long as breathing problems during infancy are managed well. A patient diagnosed with Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) may expect to have approximately the same lifetime as the general population with proper management and a healthy lifestyle.

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