Viljoen Kallis Voges syndrome is a condition that causes intellectual disability. Symptoms include a small head size (microcephaly), short stature (height), short fingers (brachydactyly), a flattened side of the head, eyes angled downward, a large nose, and a rounded back (kyphoscoliosis).
Viljoen Kallis Voges syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. The genes in the body come in pairs. One gene is from the mother and one is from the father. A recessive condition occurs when both the mother and father pass the changed (mutated) gene to the child.
While there is no available treatment, the symptoms can be managed. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Viljoen Kallis Voges syndrome, talk with your doctor about any current treatment options as well as signs that you may need immediate medical attention. Support groups are also good sources for support and information as well.