Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome is a hereditary problem that affects many components of the body. Troubles related to SLOS are usually recognizable prior to or quickly after birth. Some individuals with SLOS have normal development and only small features. SLOS affects 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 60,000 children birthed in the United States. People with SLOS can not make cholesterol. Therapy with added cholesterol might assist with some signs of SLOS, however, no treatment for SLOS presently exists. The features of SLOS are not the same in every patient. Most children have distinctions in their toes and/or fingers. Males with SLOS can have underdeveloped genitals that may look like female genitals. People with SLOS often experience behavior problems, rest problems and mild to severe intellectual special needs. Individuals with SLOS have specific face features. Children with SLOS can have a small nose and nostril distinctions. People with SLOS can have a narrowing at the top of the stomach and clog of the digestive tract.
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