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Waardenburg syndrome type-1 in a Sri Lankan patient

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Thankarajah Jeyakanth ,

Medical units 4 & 8, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Sri Lanka, LK
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P Mayurathan,

Medical units 4 & 8, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Sri Lanka, LK
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Sajani Sivansuthan

Medical units 4 & 8, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

A 29-year old Sri Lankan lady, born in Manipay, Jaffna, presented with congenital deafness, brilliant blue colour iris, premature greying of hair, medial eye brow flare (synophrys) and broad nasal bridge with dystopia canthorum. We diagnosed Waardenburg syndrome (WS) type-1. Mainstay of management of this syndrome is genetic counselling and attending to sensorineural hearing loss. We arranged a hearing aid for her. It improved her quality of life and social communication.

How to Cite: Jeyakanth, T., Mayurathan, P. & Sivansuthan, S., (2015). Waardenburg syndrome type-1 in a Sri Lankan patient. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 9(2), pp.27–29. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v9i2.7533
Published on 26 Dec 2015.
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