Stickler's syndrome

Stickler's syndrome

[stik′lərz]
Etymology: Gunnar B. Stickler, American physician, 20th century
an autosomal-dominant disorder consisting of myopia progressing to retinal detachment and blindness and premature degenerative changes in the joints. Sensorineural hearing loss may also occur.
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Mikey was stricken with Stickler's syndrome, a rare genetic disorder which left him totally blind 10 years ago.
He went blind in his left eye when he was seven, before doctors found he was suffering from a rare genetic condition known as Stickler's syndrome.
Patients with Stickler's syndrome are especially prone to osteoarthritis and skeletal dysplasia.
Stickler's syndrome attacks the joints and can leave sufferers severely disabled and crippled with arthritis by their early 20s.