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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 258-258



Syndromic Deafness-Variant of Waardenburg Syndrome
Vini Balakrishnan, B.P. Belaldavar
JN Medical College, Belgaum, India
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Deafness in children is alarming and a cause of worry to near and dear ones. EBM documents that serious hearing impairment is found in one in 800 newborns. Amongst the 50 percent of permanent childhood deafness, 30 percent is syndromic and is thought to be because of abnormal genetic makeup. Syndromic cases of deafness are more accurately diagnosed by the associated additional features of the syndrome. Waardenburg syndrome is a rare, autosomally inherited disorder with distinct clinical manifestations of dystopia canthorum, white forelock, congenital hearing loss and heterochromia iridis.

Corresponding Author : Vini Balakrishnan