The EEC-Syndrome is a complex genetic disorder which can influence most of the body parts. Most common are the cleft lips/palate, there a gap on the upper lip/mouth will occur. Our son is NOT affected by cleft lips/palate!
The visible appearance for our son is the 'claw-like' fingers and the missing of fingers on one or both hands/feet.
Usually two fingers are combined and then it is followed by a gap and the other two or three fingers are a separate pair/triplet like you can see on the pictures from our son Tim Johannes.
This disorder of the skin/bones has no effects on his future development (physically, intellectually, mentally). It has mostly only to do with appearance disorder like we describe it below the picture.
Left hand with five fingers, the gap is between the middle and the pointing finger
Right hand with four fingers and gap between the ring finger and the pointing finger, the middle finger seems to be missing
Other features in connection with the EEC-Syndrome could be in the future:
- missing or abnormal teeth
- hearing loss
- kidney problems
At the moment we have to wait for the results of these tests. The doctors said we should get them at latest by end of April. We will keep you updated.
Do you have also a kid with some health problems?
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