Fraser's syndrome

Fraser's syndrome

[frā′zer]
Etymology: George Robert Fraser, Czechoslovakian-born American geneticist, b. 1932
an autosomal-recessive abnormality characterized by absence of an opening in the eyelids, disorganization of one or both ocular globes, malformed ears, cleft palate, laryngeal stenosis, syndactyly, meningoencephalocele, imperforate anus, cardiac defects, and maldeveloped kidneys. Also called cryptophthalmos syndrome.
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The archive will also contain the work of other notable geneticists, including Prof John Hilton Edwards, who is credited with the first description in 1960 of trisomy 18, the Edwards syndrome; Dr George Robert Fraser, who identified Fraser's syndrome in 1962; and the Medical Research Council's Human Biochemical Genetics Unit, at University College London.
Most of the evaluating doctors now believe that Hussein suffers from Fraser's Syndrome, a rare disease that typically results in tumors, mutations, webbing of extremities and near certain death before age five.

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