Temple syndrome

What is Temple syndrome?

Temple syndrome is a rare, genetic disease characterized by pre-and postnatal growth delay, feeding difficulties, muscular hypotonia, motor developmental delay (with or without mild intellectual disability) and mild facial dysmorphism, such as broad, prominent forehead, short nose with flat nasal root and wide tip, downturned corners of mouth, high-arched palate and micrognathia. Additonal features include childhood-onset central obesity, premature puberty and variable bone abnormalities (e.g. small hands and feet, dolichospondyly, slender long bones and craniofacial disproportion).

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant, Not applicable


  • Worldwide: <1 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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