Gordon Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, Distal, Type IIA
  • Camptodactyly-Cleft Palate-Clubfoot
  • Distal Arthrogryposis, Type IIA

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Gordon syndrome is an extremely rare disorder that belongs to a group of genetic disorders known as the distal arthrogryposes. These disorders typically involve stiffness and impaired mobility of certain joints of the lower arms and legs (distal extremities) including the knees, elbows, wrists, and/or ankles. These joints tend to be permanently fixed in a bent or flexed position (contractures). Gordon syndrome is characterized by the permanent fixation of several fingers in a flexed position (camptodactyly), abnormal bending inward of the foot (clubfoot or talipes), and, less frequently, incomplete closure of the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). In some cases, additional abnormalities may also be present. The range and severity of symptoms may vary from case to case. Gordon syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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