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  • Stickler syndrome

    Stickler syndrome is a group of hereditary conditions characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, eye abnormalities, hearing loss, and joint problems. There are three variants of Stickler syndrome identified, each associated with a collagen biosynthesis gene. A metabolic defect concerning the hyaluronic acid and the collagen of the 2-d type is assumed to be the cause of this syndrome. Individuals with Stickler syndrome experience a range of signs and symptoms. Some people have no signs and symptoms; others have some or all of the features described below.

  • Stickler syndrome

     Many professionals that are likely to be involved in the treatment of those with Stickler's syndrome, include oral and maxillofacial surgeons; craniofacial surgeons; ear, nose, and throat specialists, ophthalmologists, audiologists and rheumatologists. The incidence of major bleeding associated with the use of chemoprophylaxis is reported as high as 4%-7.9% in the literature. There exists a direct correlation between the efficacy of the antithrombotic agents and their associated haemorrhagic complication rate. Major research is going on arthro-ophthalmopathy and genetic disorder research centers

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