Marden Walker Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Connective Tissue Disorder, Marden-Walker Type
  • MWS

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Marden-Walker syndrome is a rare connective tissue disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Patients with this disorder typically have a distinct facial expression, a cleft or high-arched palate, small or receding jaw (micrognathia), bone joints in a fixed position, growth delay and limited control of muscle movement. Marden-Walker syndrome affects males more often than females.

Resources

National Home of Your Own Alliance
P.O. Box 239
New Haven, KY 40051
Tel: (502)549-3028
Fax: (270)325-3091
Email: stearnsa@bardstown.com
Internet: http://www.mardenwalker.org

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

For a Complete Report

For a Complete Report

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