Special consultation Syndromologie/Mental Retardation

The aim of this consultation is to find the source of existing malformations, small anomalies and/or a delayed psychomotor development in a patient with physical and/or mental developmental disorder.

After recording the family history and the medical data of the patient, a physical examination follows.
Special attention should be paid to small morphological anomalies, e.g. anomalies of the ears or eyes, which combined occurrence often leads to a diagnosis.

If there is an indication of a causal variation in a special genetic disposition, a gentic analysis can be performed on a blood sample.

If a genetical cause of a disease is confirmed by an analytical analysis, statements regarding the course of the disease and on the chance of repeating symptoms associated with other children of the family can be made.

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