Nager Syndrome

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  • Acrofacial Dysostosis, Nager Type
  • AFD
  • Nager Acrofacial Dysostosis Syndrome
  • Split Hand Deformity-Mandibulofacial Dysostosis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Nager Syndrome is a rare disorder that may or may not be genetically derived. Major symptoms may include underdevelopment of the cheek and jaw area of the face. Down-sloping of the opening of the eyes, a smaller than normal jaw, lack or absence of the lower eyelashes, lack of development of the internal and external ear with related hearing problems and cleft palate may also occur. There may be underdevelopment or absence of the thumb, shortened forearms and poor movement in the elbow. Breathing and feeding problems may be present in infants with this syndrome.


Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Suite 517
Dallas, TX 75240
Tel: (214)570-9099
Fax: (214)570-8811
Tel: (800)535-3643

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
PO Box 11082
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tel: (423)266-1632
Fax: (423)267-3124
Tel: (800)332-2373

Let's Face It
University of Michigan, School of Dentistry / Dentistry Library
1011 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Tel: (360)676-7325

Foundation for Nager and Miller Syndromes
13210 SE 342nd Street
Auburn, WA 98092
Fax: (253)288-7679
Tel: (800)507-3667

American Society for Deaf Children
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Tel: (866)895-4206
Fax: (410)795-0965
Tel: (800)942-2732

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

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766

Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles
2044 Michael Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Tel: (616)329-1335

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Last Updated:  4/20/2008
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