Yunis-Varon syndrome

Yunis-Varon syndrome is a disorder that involves effects of varying degrees in growth and development of the skeletal, ectodermal, central nervous, and cardiovascular systems. Since the disorder’s identification in 1983 by Yunis and Varon, there have been approximately 13 cases reported in the literature. Research suggests that the disorder may be inherited either as an X-linked dominant or an autosomal recessive trait. In recessive disorders, the child inherits the same defective gene for the same trait from each parent.