Waardenburg Syndrome Type 1

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Waardenburg Syndrome type 1 is the most common type of Waardenburg Syndrome that is also is also characterized by varying degree of deafness, abnormality in the structure arising from the neutral crest and anomalies in pigmentation. The genetic variation involved in this type of syndrome is the paired box 3 or the PAX3 gene which is placed on 2q35. It symptoms include hypertelorism or distinctive wide-set eyes as a result of a prominent and broad nasal root or the dystopia canthorum. The type 1 of Waardenburg Syndrome usually inherited as an autosomal dominant pattern or where a copy of the altered gene is enough to cause the disorder. No treatment is discovered for the treatment of this type of Waardenburg Syndrome.

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