Aarskog syndrome or Aarskog–Scott syndrome (also known as the facio-digito-genital syndrome) is a rare anomaly characterized by short stature in association with a variety of structural anomalies involving mainly the face, distal extremities, and external genitalia.
The major manifestations of this syndrome include
- short stature
- decreased bone age
- craniofacial anomalies
- ocular ophthalmic anomalies 2
- limb abnormalities
- genital anomalies
- supernumerary ribs
It commonly carries an X-linked inheritance. However, sex-influenced autosomal dominant inheritance is also possible in some families.
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