Waardenburg syndrome is a rare genetic disorder most often characterized by varying degrees of deafness, minor defects in structures arising from the neural crest, and pigmentation anomalies. It is named after Dutch ophthalmologist Petrus Johannes Waardenburg (1886-1979), who first defined it in 1951. Other names for the syndrome include Van der Hoeve / Halbertsma / Gualdi syndrome, Ptosis-Epicanthus syndrom, and Mende syndrome. Several subtypes of the disorder are known. Subtypes of Wa ...
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Waardenburg Syndrome
... Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is an inherited disorder often characterized by varying degrees of hearing loss and changes in skin and hair pigmentation. The syndrome got its name from a Dutch eye doctor n...
Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Waardenburg syndrome
... Waardenburg syndrome is a group of genetic conditions characterized by hearing loss and changes in coloring (pigmentation) of the hair, skin, and eyes. The hearing loss can occur in one or both ears. ...
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