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GeneticsWhen a child is born with Pierre Robin Sequence, a thorough genetic evaluation should be performed during their first year of life. Stickler Syndrome is the most likely genetic syndrome associated with PRS, a vision and hearing test should be ordered soon after birth. Another very common condition associated with PRS is Velocardiofacial syndrome.
There are many other conditions associated with PRS, the best plan is a
thorough genetic work up to get baselines and rule out other conditions.
Please see our section on Associated Conditions and Syndromes for a
comprehensive list of other conditions and links to information.
Physical appearance and manifestation of symptoms is the best
determination if a patient has Sticklers Syndrome. A blood test may be
ordered, but consider that it is not always conclusive and very
expensive. Please always remember that Sticklers is difficult to rule
out, since many of it's symptoms may not be noticeable for many years.
Always continue the vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings.
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