Waardenburg syndrome

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Waar·den·burg syndrome

 (wôr′dn-bûrg′, vär′-)
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.
We studied 23 patients (from 11 families) who had Waardenburg's syndrome. Patients were evaluated by conventional audiometric methods and by distortion-product otoacoustic emissions to determine the penetrance and the degree and type of hearing loss.
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.