What is Aarskog syndrome?
Aarskog syndrome is a genetic condition that includes health issues like short stature, differences in facial features, skeletal problems, genital differences, and sometimes mild intellectual disability. Aarskog syndrome usually affects males. However, females can have milder symptoms of the syndrome also. Not all people with Aarskog syndrome are affected similarly, and health problems can be different even within families.
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Are there other names for Aarskog syndrome?
There are many other names for Aarskog syndrome. They are the following:
- Aarskog disease
- Aarskog-Scott syndrome
- Faciodigitogenital syndrome
- Faciogenital dysplasia
- Scott Aarskog syndrome
How common is Aarskog syndrome?
Aarskog syndrome is thought to be a rare condition. The exact number of people with Aarskog syndrome is unknown but thought to be around 1/25,000. It is difficult to predict prevalence because people with mild symptoms and their doctors may not know they have Aarskog syndrome.
What is the usual abbreviation for Aarskog syndrome?
Most people call Aarskog syndrome either Aarskog syndrome or Aarskog-Scott syndrome. An abbreviation used for Aarskog syndrome is AAS or FGDY (faciogenital dysplasia).