Waardenburg syndrome

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Waar·den·burg syndrome

 (wôr′dn-bûrg′, vär′-)
n.
A hereditary syndrome characterized by varying degrees of deafness and facial bone defects and by variation in pigmentation of the skin, hair, or eyes.

[After Petrus Johannes Waardenburg (1886-1979), Dutch ophthalmologist.]
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It is associated with cardiovascular malformations and various syndromes, including Down syndrome, neurofibromatosis, Laurence-Moon or Bardet-Biedl syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia, Waardenburg's syndrome, neuroblastoma and Ondine's curse (Haddad syndrome) to name a few.
Dermatologists may readily recognize the light hair characteristic of albinism or poliosis (often, a white forelock) that may be an isolated genetic feature or may be associated with deafness, as in Waardenburg's syndrome.
These findings led us to conclude that it is necessary to use otoacoustic emissions in patients with Waardenburg's syndrome in order to provide optimum fitting of hearing aids, especially in children.
In 1992, for example, investigators found the mutated gene behind Waardenburg's syndrome, a condition characterized by deafness, widely spaced eyes that are sometimes mismatched in color, and a white forelock (SN: 5/2/92, p.