Aarskog–Scott Syndrome Signs & Symptoms Medical & Nursing Mnemonics

How To Remember Aarskog–Scott Syndrome Signs & Symptoms?

Aarskog-Scott syndrome, or simply Aarskog syndrome, is a rare genetic condition that has detrimental effects on both physical and mental growth. A defective copy of the FGD1 gene, which codes for the protein Cdc42, is responsible for this disorder. Cdc42 aids in the formation of cells and tissues, especially in the face, limbs, and reproductive organs, during embryonic development.

The signs and symptoms of Aarskog–Scott syndrome can vary widely among affected individuals, but may include:

  1. Distinctive facial features, including a broad, flat nose, widely spaced eyes, and a small chin.

  2. Short stature, with an average height of about 4 feet, 7 inches for males and 4 feet, 3 inches for females.

  3. Delays in physical development, including late walking and problems with coordination and balance.

  4. Intellectual disability, ranging from mild to severe, which may affect learning and social skills.

  5. Abnormalities of the reproductive organs, including undescended testicles in males and abnormal vaginal development in females.
  6. Heart defects, including abnormal heart rhythms or structural abnormalities.
  7. Other abnormalities may include abnormalities of the eyes, ears, and respiratory system.
  8. Skeletal abnormalities, such as short fingers and toes, and a small head size.

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Dr. Arin Nandi

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