Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome

Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome

Aarskog syndrome is a health problem that a child is born with. It affects the height, look of the face, and genitals. There may be other features as well. It is more common in males, but can occur in a milder form in females. Aarskog syndrome comes from a problem with a gene. Genes determine how the body will look and work. Parents pass genes to their children. Sometimes, parents will pass Aarskog syndrome in a gene to their children. Other times, new changes in the genes happen as they pass from parents to child. The new changes are called mutations.