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Who authored the FAQ?

The Medical information was authored by: International Costello Syndrome Professional Advisory Committee It was reviewed by Dr. Angela Lin, Dr. Bronwyn Kerr and Lisa Schoyer, Last review date March 2010.

Can we cure CS now?

Costello syndrome is the result of a change in a gene carried in every cell of the body, so there is no 'cure' for Costello syndrome. However, ongoing research allows us to hope for therapies…

If there is no cure, then how do we treat our children?

The management plan for a person with Costello syndrome is individualised, and focuses on the specific symptoms that each person develops. Sometimes surgery can help repair certain heart or bone abnormalities. Feeding problems can be…

Is there drug therapy in the future?

At present, individuals with Costello syndrome are treated for potential or actual medical issues as they develop. If a clinical trial for a drug therapy is designed for Costello syndrome, it would be listed at:…

What else might develop, what about other trials in the future, besides drugs?

A number of people wonder about the possibility of gene therapy as a possible 'cure' for Costello syndrome. Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, many people wonder why researchers aren't any…