What causes Crouzon syndrome?
Some cases of Crouzon syndrome are the result of an inherited gene. In cases where there is no family history of Crouzon syndrome, doctors believe the cause to be a genetic mutation.
What are the chances of having a child with Crouzon syndrome?
Crouzon syndrome affects approximately 1 in 25,000 babies.
- If one parent has Crouzon syndrome, there is a 50 percent chance that the child will be born with the disorder.
What problems are associated with Crouzon syndrome?
In addition to the physical characteristics common to the condition, your child may have the following problems:
- dental problems due to crowded teeth and a narrow palate
- poor vision
- ear diseases and hearing loss (in about 50 percent of children)
- difficulty breathing due to small airway
- possible fluid on the brain (hydrocephalus)