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Acrodysostosis


Synonyms of Acrodysostosis
  • Peripheral Dysostosis-Nasal Hypoplasia-Mental Retardation
  • PNM

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Acrodysostosis is an extremely rare skeletal disorder characterized by abnormally short and malformed bones of the hands and feet (peripheral dysostosis) and underdevelopment of the nose (nasal hypoplasia). Other findings may include progressive growth delays, short stature, and/or unusual head and facial (craniofacial) features. Affected infants may exhibit premature maturation of bones of the hands and feet, malformation and shortening of the forearm bones (radius and ulna) near the wrist, and/or abnormally short fingers and toes (brachydactyly). Characteristic facial features may include a flattened, underdeveloped (hypoplastic) pug nose, an underdeveloped upper jaw bone (maxilliary hypoplasia), widely spaced eyes (ocular hypertelorism), and/or an extra fold of skin on either side of the nose that may cover the eyes' inner corners (epicanthal folds).

    Acrodysostosis is usually accompanied by moderate mental retardation and learning difficulties. It may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait in some cases, although no gene has yet been identified with this disorder. Acrodysostosis seems to be associated in some cases with advanced parental age.

    Organizations related to Acrodysostosis
    • Little People of America, Inc.
      250 El Camino Real
      Tustin CA 92780
      Phone #: 714-368-3689
      800 #: 888-572-2001
      e-mail: info@lpaonline.org
      Home page: http://www.lpaonline.org
    • MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth
      6645 W. North Avenue
      Oak Park IL 60302
      Phone #: 708-383-0808
      800 #: 800-362-4423
      e-mail: mary@magicfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.magicfoundation.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Restricted Growth Association
      P.O. Box 4744
      Dorset Intl DT2 9FA
      Phone #: 013-08 -898445
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.restrictedgrowth.co.uk



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