Type of disease: Rare conditions
Gordon Syndrome is an extremely rare inherited condition characterized by the combination of camptodactyly (a permanent fixation of several fingers in a flexed position), clubfoot (abnormal bending inward of the foot), and, less frequently, cleft palate. Intelligence is usually normal; but in some cases, additional abnormalities such as scoliosis and undescended tesicles in males may also be present. Symptoms usually include stiffness and impaired mobility of certain joints of the lower arms and legs, including the knees, elbows, wrists, and/or ankles. In general, the range and severity of symptoms may vary from case to case. Gordon syndrome is thought to be inherited in an autosomal dominant or X-linked dominant manner. The exact cause remains unknown. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.