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Orofaciodigital syndrome type 3

Synonym(s) OFD3
Oral-facial-digital syndrome type 3
Sugarman syndrome
Prevalence <1 / 1 000 000
Inheritance Autosomal recessive
Age of onset Childhood
  • Q87.0
  • C0406726
MeSH -
MedDRA -


Disease definition

Oral-facial-digital syndrome, type 3 is characterized by anomalies of the mouth, eyes and digits, associated with severe intellectual deficit.


Five cases in two families have been reported (two males and three females).

Clinical description

Main clinical features include prominent forehead and occiput, round face with full cheeks, hypertelorism, esotropia, downslanting palpebral fissures, myoclonic twitching of the eyelids, conjugate deviation of the eyes, bifid uvula, pectus excavatum, short sternum, kyphosis, postaxial polydactyly, normal stature and severe spasticity.


The causative gene has not yet been identified.

Genetic counseling

Autosomal recessive inheritance has been suggested.

Expert reviewer(s)

  • Pr Marie-Paule VAZQUEZ

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