Sirenomelia Sequence

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Mermaid Syndrome
  • Sirenomelus

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Sirenomelia Sequence is a birth defect in which affected infants are born with a single lower extremity or with two legs that are fused together. Due to the wide range of possible physical deformities that may occur, the symptoms and physical findings associated with Sirenomelia Sequence vary greatly from case to case.
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Resources

NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: (301)496-5133
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Internet: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

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

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