Aarskog syndrome is an inherited disease that affects a person\'s height, muscles, skeleton, genitals, and appearance of the face. Inherited means that it is passed down through families.
Aarskog syndrome is a genetic disorder. It affects mainly males, but females may have a milder form. The condition is caused by changes (mutations) in a gene called \"faciogenital dysplasia\" (FGDY1).
Prenatal testing may be available for those with a family history of the condition or known mutation of the gene.
Moving the teeth (orthodontic treatment) may be done for some of the abnormal facial features.
Call your health care provider if your child has delayed growth or if you notice any of the symptoms described here. Seek genetic counseling if there is a history of Aarskog syndrome in your family. Contact a genetic specialist if your doctor thinks you or your child may have Aarskog syndrome.