Mowat-Wilson Syndrome

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Mowat-Wilson Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • MWS
  • Hirschsprung Disease-Mental Retardation Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a rare genetic disorder that may be apparent at birth or in the first year of life. MWS is characterized by mental retardation, distinctive facial features and seizures. Other congenital anomalies occur in some individuals and can include a gastrointestinal disease known as Hirschsprung disease in which a narrowing of a portion of the colon is present, heart (cardiac) defects, kidney (renal) abnormalities, male genital abnormalities and short stature. Some affected individuals may not be recognized until childhood or adulthood, especially when Hirschsprung disease is not present. Mowat-Wilson syndrome is caused by an abnormality in ZFHX1B gene that is usually the result of a new genetic change (mutation) in the affected person.

Resources

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 17864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
USA
Tel: (414)964-1799
Fax: (414)964-7176
Tel: (888)964-2001
Email: iffgd@iffgd.org
Internet: http://www.iffgd.org

NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
31 Center Dr
Building 31, Room 2A32
MSC2425
Bethesda, MD 20892
Fax: (866)760-5947
Tel: (800)370-2943
TDD: (888)320-6942
Email: NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

Association of Genetic Support of Australasia, Inc.
66 Albion Street
Surry Hills
New South Wales, Intl 2010
Australia
Tel: +61 2 9211 1462
Fax: +61 2 9211 8077
Email: info@agsa-geneticsupport.org.au
Internet: http://www.agsa-geneticsupport.org.au

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/EmailForm.aspx
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD

MowatWilson.org
4009 Tyler William Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Tel: (702)658-5391
Email: davec@mowatwilson.org
Internet: http://www.mowatwilson.org

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This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

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Last Updated:  5/1/2008
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