Craniofacial abnormalities, Mental retardation: 4 Possible Causes
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What causes craniofacial abnormalities and mental retardation? 4 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Down Syndrome

Down syndrome (sometimes spelled "Down's syndrome") is a genetic abnormality. It is the most common single cause of birth defects in the United States.

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Ito Syndrome (Incontinentia Pigementi Achromians)

Ito syndrome (IS) is a rare condition that researchers believe iscaused by genetic irregularities. The conditionis not inherited, however,and a family history of IS is rare. IS is characterized by loss of skin color o...

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Genetic changes that occur while the fetus is growing can cause disorders that are present at birth. These are sometimes referred to as "congenital disorders." Acrodysostosis is one such condition, albeit a rare one...

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Aarskog Syndrome

Aarskog syndrome is a very rare genetic disorder that can affect a person's stature, facial features, genitalia, muscles, and bones.

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