04
Apr
2019

Malan syndrome

04
Apr
2019

Malan syndrome

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We collect questions often asked by people around Malan syndrome, so you can search if your question is already asked. Each new question that is asked within our community is answered by a forum of experts with different expertises. We add links to helpful information, rewrite them to be understandable and share them 1. In this way we want to inform families, make them feel empowered and give them just that little bit of extra support.

Because if there is something typical for families with a care-intensive2 child like Malan syndrome, is that you will have a lot of questions. And we all want that you can remain upright, by showing that no question is too complicated or not worth asking. And that is what we, as community around Malan syndrome, are committed to doing with heart and soul.

Malan syndrome is a congenital disorder named after the French geneticist Malan who described this for the first time. Characteristics of Malan syndrome are a typical face, tall stature, disturbed speech and a impaired cognition which varies in severity.

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    • when the person that asked the question has given permission to share this. 
    • Sometimes, on request of the person that asked the question, we will change the names to anonynymous information to shield the privacy of your community member
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    • care-intensive: a lot of questions (and answers to these) will be needed. A care-intensive person is somebody with a physical, mental or behavioural disability (or a combination thereof) and being seldom seen as Malan syndrome there is a lot of unknown's,
    • care-intensive: Because of the rare aspect of Malan syndrome family members are often, (forced to be), the advocate that needs to ask these questions for the better of their family member (or themselves!),
    • care-intensive: a word that we came up with, with which we focus on the experience of the care with Malan syndrome rather than the diagnostics.
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