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.

1

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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2

Ito Syndrome (Incontinentia Pigementi Achromians)

Ito syndrome (IS) is a rare condition characterized by loss of skin color on certain parts of the body. A serious abnormality associated with it is balding and missing or abnormally shaped teeth and nails.

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3

Acrodysostosis

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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4

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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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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