Cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome

How does cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome affect an individual's livelihood?

Livelihood is significantly affected by cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome. Nearly all individuals with CFC syndrome have intellectual disability or learning problems, ranging from moderate to severe. There are rare reports of individuals with CFC syndrome who have normal intelligence. Because CFC syndrome may also cause muscles to be weak (hypotonia), learning to perform routine movements and tasks can be challenging. Though some individuals with CFC are able to participate in assisted living communities as adults, most require continuous care by a team of providers. The CFC International organization has created a booklet called "A Parent's Guide to the Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome: Caring, Facilitating & Connecting" that provides more detailed information about the impact of CFC syndrome.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might the the itching associated with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome be treated?

Xerosis (dry skin) and pruritus (itching) associated with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome may be relieved by increasing the amount of moisture in the air or by using hydrating lotions. If signs of infection develop, treatment with antibiotics may be necessary.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: Children's Craniofacial Association 13140 Coit Road Suite 517
Dallas, TX, 75240 , United States
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Name: American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75231-4596, United States
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Name: CFC International 183 Brown Road
Vestal, NY, 13850, United States
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