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MEND syndrome

Disease definition

MEND syndrome is a rare, genetic, syndromic, sterol biosynthesis disorder affecting males characterized by skin manifestations, including collodion membrane, ichthyosis, and patchy hypopigmentary lesions, associated with severe neurological involvement (e.g. intellectual disability, delayed psychomotor development, seizures, hydrocephalus, cerebellar/corpus callosum hypoplasia, Dandy-Walker malformation, hypotonia) and craniofacial dysmorphism (large anterior fontanelle, telecanthus, hypertelorism, microphthalmia, prominent nasal bridge, low-set ears, micrognathia, cleft palate). 2,3 toe syndactyly, polydactyly, and kyphosis, as well as ophthalmic, cardiac and urogenital anomalies may also be associated.

ORPHA:401973

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Male EBP disorder with neurological defects
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: X-linked recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q87.8
  • OMIM: 300960
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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