|Laurence Moon Syndrome |
Laurence-Moon syndrome affects approximately 1 out every 100,000 live births. The main symptoms of the inherited birth disorder include obesity, visual complications, extra fingers and toes and mental retardation of varying degrees.
Other common symptoms include diabetes, developmental delays, glaucoma, cataracts, webbing of the fingers and toes, speech delays, kidney complications, short stature and deep set eyes. Males with the syndrome may have undescended testicles, a small penis and fertility complications. While there is no cure for Laurence-Moon syndrome, treatments are available for individual symptoms.
A dietician should be contacted to control obesity. Other treatment options involve corrective lenses, removal of cataracts, speech therapy, medications and surgery to remove skin tags and extra fingers/toes.