Stickler Syndrome

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by Ellie5
Last updated 6 years ago

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Stickler Syndrome

STICKLERSYNDROME

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Stickler Involved People (SIP): U.S. support group

Graham's Story

So, what is it?

- Genetic disorder inherited as a dominant trait- Can cause serious vision, hearing and joint problems-Often diagnosed during childhood

Possible Characteristics:Prominent eyes, cleft palette small nose, receding chin, bone abnormalities (usually in the ankles, knees, & wrists), detachment of the retina, restricted movement of tongue, form of glaucoma may occur, and stiffness of joints.

Believed to be the most common syndrome in the US & Europe--but one of the rarest to be diagnosed1 in 10,000 people have this disorder, only a fraction of them KNOW IT

During childhood...-May experience stiffness & soreness after strenuous exercise.-Swelling, redness & a feeling of heat-Incomplete dislocation of the hips

There is currently no cure, but treatments can help control symptoms and prevent complications. Surgery may be needed for some of the physical abnormalities that are caused by this syndrome.

Professionals involved in treatment...Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, ear/nose/ throat specialists, opthalmologists, audiologists, and rheumatologists

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Comments

  • Meash 6 years ago

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    I find it interesting that so many people do not know they have stickler syndrome yet there are very prominent characteristics of it. I enjoy your facts and the way you laied out your page.

  • Jackie76 6 years ago

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    I have never heard of this, and it is sure terrible that so many do not know they have it.
    Thanks for the information

  • jaymelee11 6 years ago

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    This is by far my favorite glog! You picked a very interesting topic and provided awesome information. I love the color choices and everything is easy to read. Really nice work, I love it!

  • rania1 6 years ago

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    The colors you choose are great. The video was easy to follow and had great information.

  • dorffk 6 years ago

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    Very cool and unique layout with all the colors. This is prob one of the cooler layouts that i have seen and its very eye appealing. I thought your information and pictures were very helpful in understanding this disability.

  • meganshanahan 6 years ago

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    Your text and layout made your glog really enjoyable! All of your information was great, and the bolding and underlining of specific text really made things pop out. Awesome job Ellie :)

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