e victim, who has Dubowitz syndrome
and is just 5ft tall as a result, was walking in Swillington Road, Radford, at 12.
When she was around 12 months old, Emma was diagnosed with Dubowitz Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.
Dubowitz Syndrome is a very rare autosomal recessive disease, found in less than 200 people around the world.
In addition, individual dysmorphic features are not unique to FAS and may be similar to those seen in other diseases, such as Williams syndrome, Dubowitz syndrome
, and toluene embryopathy.
But unlike her classmates, Caitlin has Dubowitz syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes developmental delays.
Dubowitz syndrome is known to affect only about 200 people worldwide.
It is thought that Dubowitz syndrome is an inherited genetic condition or chromosomal mutation, but no formal test exists beyond the physical examination.
com 1,2,4,7,8 DUAL SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS See: Deaf-Blind DUBOWITZ SYNDROME
See also: Craniofacial Disorders; Growth Disorders Dubowitz Syndrome
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Now preparing for her first Boston Marathon, the West Boylston resident said when she reaches Newton's famed Heartbreak Hill, around mile 20 on April 21, her motivation won't be to say she simply finished the race, but that she did it for her niece, 7-year-old Caitlin Granger, who at 2 years old was diagnosed with the ultra-rare Dubowitz Syndrome.
Less than 200 people worldwide have been diagnosed with Dubowitz Syndrome, according to Caitlin's mother, Megan Granger.
Dubowitz Syndrome cannot be picked up on blood tests, it is diagnosed visually.