Stickler's syndrome | definition of Stickler's syndrome by Medical dictionary
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.
References in periodicals archive
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.
attacks the joints and can leave sufferers severely disabled and crippled with arthritis by their early 20s.