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What causes Saethre-Chotzen syndrome?
Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is the result of an inherited gene or, less commonly, a genetic mutation.
How common is Saethre-Chotzen syndrome?
Saethre-Chotzen syndrome occurs in about 1 in 25,000 to 50,000 babies.
What symptoms might my child have?
In addition to the physical characteristics common to the condition, your child may experience growth delays, leading to less than average adult height.
If your infant has this condition, you or your child's physician may notice changes in the shape of the head and face. The appearance of your child's face may not be the same on both sides.
Other symptoms your child may have include:
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