What is Waardenburg syndrome ? What are the symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome ?
Waardenburg Syndrome (WS) is one of the auditorypigmenter syndromes that occur with both clinically and genetically quite variable properties. It has an autosomal dominant transition. Sensorineural hearing loss in affected people is manifested by pigmentation disorders in the eyes, hair and skin 1-4. Four types of this syndrome have been described. In this definition, the distopia cantorum, which is the lengthening of the distance between the inner quantities and the displacement of the lacrimal punctum, is important. If there is a dystopia cantor, they are called WS Type I, and if there is no dystopia cantor, they are called WS Type II. Klein-Waardenburg Syndrome (WS Type III) additionally occurs with involvement of the upper extremities and is usually a simple variation of WS Type I. Rarely, there may be microcephaly, skeletal anomalies and mental retardation. Shah- Waardenburg Syndrome (WS Type IV) is a combination of Hirschsprung Disease with WS Type II.