Zori Stalker Williams syndrome


A neonatal condition that is characterized by deformities of the head, chest and nails.


Symptoms may include (in order of frequency):

  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Short stature
  • Broad forehead
  • Macrocephaly
  • Depressed nasal bridge
  • Frontal bossing
  • Hypoplasia of the zygomatic bone
  • Hypoplastic toenails
  • Muscular hypotonia
  • Pectus excavatum


It is believed that the syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, though there has been no new research undertaken for this rare disease.


NAIL ABNORMALITIES: DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP (Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs) Focal abnormalities of one nail warrant a culture and sensitivity of any scrapings or exudates from the area, as well as an x-ray of the digit or extremity.


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