Smith Magenis Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • SMCR
  • SMS
  • chromosome 17, interstitial deletion 17p
  • Smith-Magenis chromosome region

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Smith-Magenis syndrome is characterized by particular facial features, developmental delays, mental retardation and behavioral abnormalities.
The facial features include a broad square-shaped face, an abnormally short, broad head (brachycephaly); an abnormally broad, flat midface; a broad nasal bridge; an unusually prominent jaw (prognathism); eyebrows growing across the base of the nose (synophrys); a short full tipped nose and fleshy upper lip with a tented appearance.

Developmental delays and intelligence are variable but most affected individuals have mild to moderate mental retardation. Behavioral abnormalities include sleep disturbances, repetitive movements (stereotypies) and a tendency to inflict harm on oneself.

Smith-Magenis syndrome occurs when there is a missing piece of chromosome on the short arm of chromosome 17 (17p11.2).

Resources

Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc.
P.O. Box 724
Boca Raton, FL 33429-0724
USA
Tel: (561)395-4252
Fax: (561)395-4252
Email: info@chromodisorder.org
Internet: http://www.chromodisorder.org

PRISMS (Parents & Researchers Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome)
21800 Town Center Plaza,Suite #266A-633
Sterling, VA 20164
USA
Tel: (972)231-0035
Fax: (413)826-6539
Email: info@prisms.org
Internet: http://www.prisms.org

American Society for Deaf Children
PO Box 3355
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Tel: (800)942-6084
Fax: (717)334-8808
Tel: (800)942-2732
TDD: (717)334-7922
Email: ASDC1@aol.com
Internet: http://www.deafchildren.org

Smith-Magenis Syndrome Foundation
PO Box 1490
Intl BT71 4YE
N. Ireland
Email: info@smith-magenis.co.uk
Internet: http://www.smith-magenis.co.uk

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

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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