Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Whistling Face

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Whistling Face is an extremely rare disorder, and has only been reported in ten individuals thus far. It is also known as Illum syndrome. This disorder affects both the central nervous system and the autonomous system, meaning that it disrupts the signals sent from the brain to the rest of the body. Individuals with this disorder also have difficulty forming facial expressions, and may experience epileptic seizures, bradycardia (a very slow heartbeat), and severe developmental delays. The life expectancy for a person with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita whistling face is typically only a few months.

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