Smith Magenis Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • SMCR
  • SMS
  • chromosome 17, interstitial deletion 17p
  • Smith-Magenis chromosome region

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Smith-Magenis syndrome is characterized by particular facial features, developmental delays, mental retardation and behavioral abnormalities.

The facial features include a broad square-shaped face, an abnormally short, broad head (brachycephaly); an abnormally broad, flat midface; a broad nasal bridge; an unusually prominent jaw (prognathism); eyebrows growing across the base of the nose (synophrys); a short full tipped nose and fleshy upper lip with a tented appearance.

Developmental delays and intelligence are variable but most affected individuals have mild to moderate mental retardation. Behavioral abnormalities include sleep disturbances, repetitive movements (stereotypies) and a tendency to inflict harm on oneself.

Smith-Magenis syndrome occurs when there is a missing piece of chromosome on the short arm of chromosome 17 (17p11.2).

Resources

Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc.
P.O. Box 724
Boca Raton, FL 33429-0724
USA
Tel: (561)395-4252
Fax: (561)395-4252
Email: info@chromodisorder.org
Internet: http://www.chromodisorder.org/CDO/

PRISMS (Parents & Researchers Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome)
21800 Town Center Plaza
Suite 266A-633
Sterling, VA 20164
USA
Tel: (972)231-0035
Fax: (972)499-1832
Email: info@prisms.org
Internet: http://www.prisms.org

American Society for Deaf Children
800 Florida Avenue NE
2047
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Tel: (866)895-4206
Fax: (410)795-0965
Tel: (800)942-2732
TDD: (717)334-7922
Email: asdc@deafchildren.org
Internet: http://www.deafchildren.org

Smith-Magenis Foundation
57 Allen Road
Rushden
Northants, Intl NN10 0DY
UK
Tel: 01933 389951
Email: smith-magenis@hotmail.co.uk
Internet: http://www.smith-magenis.co.uk

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
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

Taylor Bug Kisses Foundation
2218 Boulder Dr.
Normal, IL 61761
Tel: (309)451-1431
Email: shannon@taylorbugkisses.com
Internet: http://www.taylorbugkisses.org

For a Complete Report

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The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

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Last Updated:  4/18/2008
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