Carpenter Syndrome

Carpenter syndrome is a disorder present at birth which is characterized by the early fusing of the skull bones and having unusually short, webbed, or extra fingers and toes. Other symptoms include misshapen head and low-set ears, facial deformities, crooked-teeth, hearing loss, obesity, bone deformities, and health concerns with some internal organs. It's an extremely rare disorder and is caused by mutated genes which are inherited. The usual treatments are speech therapy and surgery to correct the deformities. This syndrome was named after George Alfred Carpenter, an English pediatrician.

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