Apert syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Apert syndrome

Syndrome in childhood onset characterized by malformations of the skull due to premature closure of cranial sutures, abnormal hands and feet and a tendency to fusion of other bones. You can serve variable mental retardation and other malformations of the nervous system. It has been suggested to be due to a mutation in the gene encoding the receptor 2, fibroblast growth factor.

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