What causes Pfeiffer syndrome?
Some cases of Pfeiffer syndrome are the result if an inherited gene. In cases where there is no family history of Pfeiffer syndrome, the cause is thought to be a genetic mutation.
No known food, medication or activity during pregnancy can cause Pfeiffer syndrome.
What are the chances of having a child with Pfeiffer syndrome?
Pfeiffer syndrome occurs in one out of 25,000 babies.
- If one parent has Pfeiffer syndrome, there is a 50 percent chance that his child will be born with the disorder.
- Unaffected parents who have one child with Pfeiffer syndrome rarely give birth to a second child with the condition.
What symptoms might my child have?
In addition to the physical characteristics common to the condition, your child may have the following problems: