Learn About Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2

What is the definition of Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2?
Waardenburg syndrome type 2 (WS2) is a type of Waardenburg syndrome characterized by varying degrees of deafness and pigmentation (coloring) abnormalities of the eyes, hair and/or skin. WS2 differs from type 1 and some other types of WS by the absence of dystopia canthorum (lateral displacement of the inner canthi of the eyes). Sensorineural hearing loss occurs in the majority of people with WS2, and heterochromia iridis (differences in eye coloring) occurs in about half. Progressive hearing loss has also been reported in some people with WS2. WS2 may be caused by changes in any of several genes, but in many cases the genetic cause is unknown. While inheritance is usually autosomal dominant, sometimes WS2 is not inherited, occurring for the first time in someone with no family history of the condition.
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What are the alternative names for Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2?
  • Waardenburg syndrome type 2
  • WS 2
  • WS type 2
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First Affiliated Hospital Of Xinjiang Medical University

Xiangya Hospital Of Central South University 
Changsha, CN 41000

Hua Zhang is in Changsha, China. Zhang is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2. They are also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Waardenburg Syndrome Type 1, Waardenburg Syndrome, Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2, and Allergic Rhinitis.

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Xiangya Hospital, Central South University

Department Of Otorhinolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Hunan Province, Changsha 410008, Changsha Central Hospital 
Changsha, CN 41000

Hongsheng Chen is in Changsha, China. Chen is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2. They are also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Waardenburg Syndrome Type 1, Waardenburg Syndrome, Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2, and Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss.

 
 
 
 
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Institut Imagine

Paris, FR 

Veronique Pingault is in Paris, France. Pingault is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2. She is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Waardenburg Syndrome Type 1, Waardenburg Syndrome, Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2, and Tietz Syndrome.

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2?
Kallmann Syndrome Due to Heterozygous Mutation in SOX10 Coexisting With Waardenburg Syndrome Type II: Case Report and Review of Literature.
Targeted next-generation sequencing identified a novel variant of SOX10 in a Chinese family with Waardenburg syndrome type 2.
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