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Waardenburg Syndrome Type 3

Waardenburg Syndrome Type 3 Definition

Waardenburg Syndrome type 3 or WS3 for brevity, or the Klein-Waardenburg syndrome is a rare type of Waardenburg Syndrome where the gene involved is the paired box gene 3 or the PAX3 gene that is located at the 2q35. Aside from the common symptoms of the Waardenburg syndrome, it is most common to person affected with the Waardenburg Syndrome type 3 or WS3 to have unusual patches of white pigmentation on the skin. It is usually inherited as an autosomal dominant pattern where only one copy of the damaged or altered gene is needed in order to make the person affected with the disorder. Usually a person affected with this type of disorder has one parent affected with the condition.

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