SHORT syndrome

SHORT syndrome refers to an acronym which primarily comprises of the following features:

  • S: short stature
  • H: hyperextensibility of joints and/or inguinal hernia
  • O: ocular depression
  • R: Rieger anomaly
  • T: teething delay

In a addition to these there can be numerous associated minor features which include

Affected individuals are thought to have normal intellect or mild retardation.

History and etymology

The acronym is thought to have been fist used by Gorlin et al and Sensenbrenner et al in 1975 2.

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Article Information

rID: 16611
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Short syndrome

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