W syndrome

Also known as: Pallister-W syndrome



W syndrome is characterised by intellectual deficit, epileptic seizures and facial dysmorphism. Skeletal anomalies are also often present. To date, it has been described in six male patients. The mode of transmission appears to be X-linked dominant.

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Medical Term Other Names Description
Seizures Epilepsy Seizures are an intermittent abnormality of the central nervous system due to a sudden, excessive, disorderly discharge of cerebral neurons and characterized clinically by some combination of disturbance of sensation, loss of consciousness, impairment of psychic function, or convulsive movements. The term epilepsy is used to describe chronic, recurrent seizures.
Abnormal facial shape Dysmorphic facial features, Facial Dysmorphism, Deformity of face, Distortion of face, Unusual facial appearance, Funny looking face, Dysmorphic facies, Unusual facies, Malformation of face, Abnormal morphology of the face, Distinctive facies [more] An abnormal morphology (form) of the face or its components.
Abnormality of the skeletal system Skeletal anomalies An abnormality of the skeletal system.

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