Yunis-Varon Syndrome

In this article we will discuss about Yunis-Varon syndrome. So let’s get started.

Yunis-Varon syndrome

Discovered by Colombian genetist Emilio Yunis is an extremely rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder which affects musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory system and ectodermal tissue. Characterized by growth retardation before and after birth, partial or complete absence of shoulder blades, abnormalities of digits, may also include cardiac defects, difficulty respiration and feeding problems. Inheritance is of autosomal recessive manner. Less than 15 cases reported since 1980. Many of the infants with this disease did not survive beyond one year of age.

Pictorial representation of a child with Yunis-Varon syndrome

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