Cerebro Oculo Dento Auriculo Skeletal Syndrome
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Cerebro Oculo Dento Auriculo Skeletal (CODAS) Syndrome is a rare set of birth defects, or a syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by delayed psychomotor (connecting thoughts with movement) development, abnormally shaped teeth, delayed teeth eruption, clouded vision (cataracts), hearing loss, short stature, over-folded or crumpled ears, delayed bone age, and spine and pelvic abnormalities. Treatment depends on the specific birth defects present and may require many different specialists including: neurologists, ophthalmologists, and geneticists. CODAS affects less than one in 1,000,000 people and is autosomal recessive which means an individual must have two copies of the changed gene that causes the condition. A person with one changed gene would be a carrier of the condition but will not have any symptoms. If both parents are carriers, their children have a one in four chance of having the disease.