Pfeiffer syndrome TypeII

  1. Hi everyone. I have heard about this rare disease through a friend of mine, who actually has a very close friend who is about to have a baby that is diagnosed with this. There has never been a child live pass the age of 5 with this, and even then they are struggling all the way through it. (From what I can find out) They are already planning the funeral for their first child, can you imagine!But its so rare that I can't find it in most of the books that I have and very few sites on the web. Does anyone have any info they can give me on it?? I would appreciate it. Thanks
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    Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 62
    CNA/ ER secretary at a local hospital


  3. by   shelleybelle
    I've never heard of it, but did a search and found LOTS references - under a different spelling: Pfeiffer syndrome Type II

    This is an excellent site -

    Sounds horrible... good luck to your friends...
  4. by   P_RN
    What a sad thing.
  5. by   kids
    Wow, I read thru the link and did a little searching of my own. I'm stunned with the grim prognosis. I've worked with some really severe Aperts kids, I'd think access to a good cranio-facial hospital would be able to offer a lot of hope for quality of life for this baby.

    Are they in an area where this is an option? Check out:

    other links:
    Last edit by kids on Aug 1, '03
  6. by   mystc42
    Thank you guys so much for the post, they are helping. Just keep this family in prayer.