Apert's syndrome


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Apert's syndrome

[′a‚pərts ‚sin‚drōm]
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Between one in 160,000 and one in 200,000 babies born have Apert's Syndrome n It is caused by a gene abnormality which can be either inherited,or a spontaneous mutation n Its common symptoms are a malformed skull and facila under-development,fused fingers and toes n It can affect intellectual capacity,but not always -many Apert's sufferers have normal learning abilities It is named after the French doctor who first identified and described it in 1906 WHAT IS APERT'SSYNDROME?
Like most born with Apert's Syndrome, a genetic craniofacial disorder that occurs once in an estimated 160,000 live births, Jeffery was born with fused fingers and toes and his skull was prematurely fused, hindering normal brain growth.
Tabbed a miracle child after he survived a usually-fatal birth defect called Apert's syndrome, Josias Galvez was a lucky baby.