Opitz-Frias syndrome
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Opitz-Frias syndrome

Doreen Crawford Nurse adviser, Consultancy Crawford McKenzie, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nursing Children and Young People
Annette Dearmun Divisional head of nursing and clinical governance, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nursing Children and Young People

Opitz-Frias syndrome, also known as Opitz G/BBB, G syndrome and hypertelorism-hypospadias syndrome, is a genetic condition that causes several abnormalities in the midline of the body. It occurs as a result of a genetic mutation and more rarely as an autosomal dominant trait. Less severe cases are often not recognised or diagnosed.

Nursing Children and Young People. 29, 10,20-20. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.29.10.20.s24