Cohen Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Pepper Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Cohen syndrome is an extremely variable genetic disorder characterized by diminished muscle tone (hypotonia), abnormalities of the head, face, hands and feet and mental retardation. Affected individuals usually have heads that are smaller than average and a short upper lip through which the incisors are exposed. In many, but not all cases, obesity is present, especially around the torso and is associated with slender arms and legs. A lowered level of white blood cells (neutropenia) is present from birth in some affected individuals.

Cohen syndrome is an autosomal recessive genetic disease caused by an abnormal gene located on chromosome 8 at 8q22-q23.
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Resources

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
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Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
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Tel: (920)336-5333
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

Cohen Syndrome Association
DDC Special Needs Clinic
P.O. Box 845
15809 Madison Rd.
Middlefield, OH 44062
USA
Tel: (410)632-1668
Email: cohensyndrome@hotmail.com
Internet: http://cohensyndrome.org

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For a Complete Report

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