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Pediatric Carpenter Syndrome

What is Carpenter Syndrome?

Carpenter syndrome is an extremely rare congenital (present at birth) disorder that causes abnormal growth of a baby’s skull, fingers, and toes. Babies born with Carpenter syndrome have skull bones that fuse too early and webbed, unusually short, or extra fingers and toes.


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    Departments that Treat Carpenter Syndrome

    Rare Disease Institute - Genetics and Metabolism

    Children's National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) is a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases.

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    Cleft and Craniofacial Program

    The Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Children's National brings together experts from 10 pediatric disciplines to provide complete care for children with craniofacial disorders. Our multidisciplinary pediatric team helps more than 400 children every year.