Pierpont syndrome

What is Pierpont syndrome?

It is a rare genetic syndrome that affects multiple parts of the body. Most of the features associated with the syndrome are congenital, meaning they are present at birth. Unique facial features and limb anomalies are characteristics of the syndrome.

What gene changes cause Pierpont syndrome?

Changes to the TBL1XR1 gene are responsible for causing the syndrome.

The syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.

What are the main symptoms of Pierpont syndrome?

The main facial features of the syndrome include a very small head, a small jaw, widely spaced eyes, a prominent forehead, deeply set eyes, crossed eyes, a broad nasal tip, short nose, full cheeks, large and fleshy ears and a short neck.

Physical features of the syndrome include short digits (fingers and toes), short and broad palms and a short stature.

Intellectual disability and developmental delay are also symptoms of the syndrome. Specifically speech and language delay which is common with the syndrome.

Other symptoms of the syndrome include reduced muscle tone, seizures, scoliosis (abnormal curving of the spine), feeding issues, a failure to thrive and a reduced weight.

How does someone get tested for Pierpont syndrome?

The initial testing for Pierpont syndrome can begin with facial analysis screening, through the FDNA Telehealth telegenetics platform, which can identify the key markers of the syndrome and outline the need for further testing. A consultation with a genetic counselor and then a geneticist will follow.

Based on this clinical consultation with a geneticist, the different options for genetic testing will be shared and consent will be sought for further testing.

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