ID#: 16354
Caption: This infant was born with an autosomal dominant disorder known as Apert’s syndrome, otherwise known as acrocephalosyndactyly. Note the deformation of the baby’s left hand, which caused the fusion of the infant’s second, third, and fourth fingers. Though common in Apert’s syndrome, it is not known if the fingers were merely webbed, of if the finger bones had actually fused. See PHIL 16352, and 16353, for other views of this infant’s symptoms. Apert's syndrome involves malformations of the cranium, face, hands and feet. Because the first branchial, or pharyngeal arch is involved, there is accompanying involvement of the maxilla, and mandible, and ear. There is also, a premature fusion of the cranial bones leading to abnormal bone growth.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. James Hanson
Creation Date: 1973
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