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Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2B

Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2B Definition

Waardenburg Syndrome type 2B or WS2B for brevity, is a subtype of Waardenburg Syndrome 2 where the gene involved is the WS2B located at the 1p21-p13.3. Its symptoms also includes moderate to severe lost of hearing. Type 2B of Waardenburg Syndrome is usually inherited as an autosomal recessive pattern where two copies of the altered gene is needed in order that a person may be said to be affected with the disorder.

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