Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS) is a rare genetic disorder that affects many organ systems. RSTS is characterized by growth delays, distinctive facial features, intellectual disability (with an average IQ of 36-51), abnormally broad and often angulated thumbs and great toes (halluces), and feeding difficulties (dysphagia). The characteristic facial features of RSTS include downward slanted eyes (downslanted palpebral fissures), long eyelashes, high-arched eyebrows, low-hanging nasal septum (columella), high palate, grimacing smile, and an extra cusp on the lingual side of a front tooth (talon cusps).
In most affected children, RSTS occurs as the result of a new (de novo) gene mutation, although rarely, the syndrome has been inherited from an affected parent in an autosomal dominant pattern. Management generally involves monitoring of growth and feeding, yearly eye and hearing evaluations, and evaluation for cardiac, dental, and renal abnormalities. Behavioral therapy and special education are also indicated.
Children's Craniofacial Association
- 13140 Coit Road
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- Dallas, TX 75240
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- Email: contactCCA@ccakids.com
- Website: http://www.ccakids.com
FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
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- Chattanooga, TN 37401
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Information Clearinghouse
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- Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
- Tel: (301)495-4484
- Fax: (301)718-6366
- Tel: (877)226-4267
- Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
- Website: http://www.niams.nih.gov/
Rubinstein-Taybi Parent Group
- P.O. Box 146
- Smith Center, KS 66967-0146
- Tel: (785)697-2989
- Tel: (888)447-2989
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- Website: http://www.rubinstein-taybi.org
Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome, UK Support Group
- 39 Hale Road
- NG34 9JN
- United Kingdom
- Tel: 447866190
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- Website: http://www.rtsuk.org
- 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200
- Washington, DC 20006
- Tel: (202)534-3700
- Fax: (202)534-3731
- Tel: (800)433-5255
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- Website: http://www.thearc.org
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Last Updated: 9/10/2015
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