Aarskog syndrome

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Muscles and skeleton conditions

(Aarskog-Scott Syndrome; Faciodigitogenital Dysplasia or Syndrome; Faciogenital Dysplasia; Shawl Scrotum Syndrome)

Aarskog Syndrome – Definition

Aarskog syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder. This syndrome causes changes in the size and shape of certain bones and cartilage in the body. The face, fingers, and toes are most often affected.

Aarskog Syndrome – Causes

Aarskog syndrome is an inherited disorder. It is caused by a gene mutation on the X chromosome. It is passed from mothers to male children. (Female children can be affected by a milder form of the disease.)