Smith-Magenis syndrome


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Smith-Magenis syndrome

(smĭth′mă-gĕn′ĭs)
[Ann C. M. Smith, contemporary U.S. genetics counselor; Ellen Magenis, contemporary U.S. physician]
A rare form of genetic mental retardation characterized by chronic ear infections, erratic sleep patterns, head banging, picking at skin, and pulling off fingernails and toenails. Location: chromosome 17. Treatment is symptomatic.

Magenis,

Ellen, 20th century U.S. physician.
Smith-Magenis syndrome - see under Smith, Ann CM

Smith,

Ann C.M., 20th century U.S. genetics counselor.
Smith-Magenis syndrome - a rare form of mental retardation.
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The results came back saying he had Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS).
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She is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for Smith-Magenis Syndrome, serves on the Information and Education Committee of the American Society of Human Genetics, and has served on the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes.
Megan McKim, eight, suffers from rare Smith-Magenis Syndrome, which causes learning and behaviour difficulties.
Recently, a friend of mine who is a nurse at a genetics clinic in a different city mentioned Smith-Magenis syndrome as a possible diagnosis for my daughter.
PRISMS: Parents & Researchers Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome 11875 Fawn Ridge Ln Reston, VA 22094 (703) 709-0568 [envelop] acmsmith@nchgr.
One technology is chromosomal microarray analysis, which has opened the possibility of detecting a wide range of disease-causing copy-number variants (CNVs), such as those causing DiGeorge, Williams, and Smith-Magenis syndromes.

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