Type of disease: Rare conditions
Meier-Gorlin syndrome is a condition that affects many parts of the body. This disorder is characterized by small ears, absent patellae (kneecaps), and short stature. There are several types of Meier-Gorlin syndrome, each classified by the specific genes affected. This condition has an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.