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VACTERL Association with Hydrocephalus
VATER Association with Hydrocephalus
VACTERL with hydrocephalus is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which the multisystem features of VACTERL association occur in addition to hydrocephalus. The term VACTERL is an acronym with each letter representing the first letter of the more common findings seen in affected children:
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which accumulation of excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the skull causes pressure on the tissues of the brain, resulting in a variety of symptoms. VACTERL with hydrocephalus is inherited as an autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive trait. VACTERL with hydrocephalus is a distinct genetic disorder separate from VACTERL association, a nonrandom association of birth defects.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Tel: (914)997-4488 Fax: (914)997-4763 Tel: (888)663-4637 Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com
National Hydrocephalus Foundation 12413 Centralia Rd. Lakewood, CA 90715-1653 USA Tel: (562)924-6666 Fax: (562)924-6666 Tel: (888)857-3434 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.nhfonline.org
Hydrocephalus Association 4340 East West Highway Ste 950 Bethesda, MD 20814 USA Tel: (301)202-3811 Fax: (301)202-3813 Tel: (888)598-3789 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.hydroassoc.org
EA/TEF Child and Family Support Connection, Inc. 111 West Jackson Boulevard Suite 1145 Chicago, IL 60604-3502 USA Tel: (312)987-9085 Fax: (312)987-9086 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.eatef.org
Tracheo Oesophageal Fistula Support St. George's Centre 91 Victory Road Netherfield Nottingham, NG4 2NN United Kingdom Tel: 4401159613092 Fax: 4401159613097 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.tofs.org.uk
VATER Connection Support Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.thevaterconnection.com/index.asp
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. 976 Lake Baldwin Lane Orlando, FL 32814 USA Tel: (407)895-0802 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.birthdefects.org
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 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
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