Flynn-Aird syndrome

What is Flynn-Aird syndrome?

A rare neuroectodermal disorder involving the nervous, cutaneous, skeletal, and glandular systems. Clinical manifestations include eye abnormalities (cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa, and myopia), sensorineural deafness, ataxia, peripheral neuritis, epilepsy, dementia, skin atrophy and striking dental caries. Patients also present with muscle wasting, joint stiffness and bone cysts.

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant


  • Worldwide: <1 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Childhood
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