Aarskog syndrome

Treatment

Is there a cure for Aarskog syndrome?

There is no cure for Aarskog syndrome. Treatment is limited to surgy for symptoms like cleft lip and/or palate or heart problems, management/surveillance of medical concerns like eye or bone problems, appropriate dental treatment, and supportive education services if needed.

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Can people with Aarskog syndrome use growth hormone to help them grow?

Is the life expectancy lower for people with Aarskog syndrome?

Can people with Aarskog syndrome use growth hormone to help them grow?

Growth hormone levels are usually reported as normal in people with Aarskog syndrome, and therefore treatment with growth hormone is ineffective. Catch up growth is usually seen in puberty though, with adult height around the 10th percentile on the growth curve.

References
  • Taub, M. B., & Stanton, A. (2008). Aarskog syndrome: A case report and literature review. Optometry, 79, 371?377. PMID: 18577494
Is the life expectancy lower for people with Aarskog syndrome?

The life expectancy is not lower for people with Aarskog syndrome. This condition is not characterized by life-threatening medical concerns.

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