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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome [posted 07/1/1999]
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome [posted 8/4/98]
Answer: Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome occurs with deletion of the 4p16 chromosome. It tends to be sporadic and not an inherited problem. The patients have mental retardation and an unusual face peculiar to the syndrome. I was unable to find information on their life expectancy. I have never seen or had a patient with the problem to give you perspective.