Russell-Silver Syndrome

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For healthcare providers: Additional clinical information

Russell-Silver syndrome (RSS) is characterized by slow growth both in utero and after birth, short stature, and specific facial features. Children with RSS have an increased risk for developmental delay (both motor and cognitive) and learning disabilities.

RSS can be caused by changes on either chromosome 7 or 11. It occurs in about 1 in 100,000 births.

Learn more about the physical characteristics and/or symptoms of Russell-Silver Syndrome.


This information was last updated in December, 2015.