|Baller Gerold Syndrome |
Baller-Gerald syndrome is extremely rare and affects approximately one out of every one million births.
This congenital birth disorder causes deformations in the skull, face, forearms and hands. Infants that are born with Baller-Gerold syndrome will have premature fusion between bones in their skull which will make their head look short, wide and possibly pointy.
Babies generally have a prominent forehead, cleft palate, slanted eyelid folds and malformed low-set ears. The defect causes abnormalities in the bones of the limbs, which will lead to missing fingers and toes. Hydrocephalus (water on the brain) is common and a baby may have problems with their kidneys and heart.
There is no cure for this syndrome and infant death is common.