What is Apert Syndrome?
Apert Syndrome is a genetic defect
and falls under the broad classification
. Apert syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 160,000 to 200,000 live births.
Apert syndrome is primarily characterized by specific malformations
of the skull
, and feet
. The skull is prematurely fused
and unable to grow normally. Thus, the middle face appears retruded
. Generally the fingers and toes are fused together in varying degrees as well. More possible symptoms of Aperts are:
Prematurely fused cranial sutures
A retruded midface
Various heart defects
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
of eye injuries
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