Type of disease: Rare conditions
Crandall Syndrome, resembling Björnstad’s syndrome, is a congenital disorder that is thought to have autosomal recesssive inheritence. Symptoms may include progressive hearing loss, hair loss associated with short and brittle hairs (pili torti), and low functional activity of the gonads (hypogonadism) due to low levels of luteinising hormone and growth hormone. Although there is currently no cure for Crandall syndrome, there are various resources to help manage the condition and treat birth defects. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by Crandall syndrome.