Diseases & Conditions


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Kenny-Caffey Syndrome


Synonyms of Kenny-Caffey Syndrome
  • Dwarfism, Cortical Thickening of the Tubular Bones & Transient Hypocalcemia
  • Kenny Disease
  • Kenny Syndrome
  • Medullary Stenosis, Congenital
  • Tubular Stenosis, Kenny Type

Disorder Subdivisions

  • KCS2
  • Kenny-Caffey Syndrome, Dominant Type
  • Kenny-Caffey Syndrome, Recessive Type


General Discussion
Kenny-Caffey syndrome is an extremely rare hereditary skeletal disorder characterized by thickening of the long bones, thin marrow cavities in the bones (medullary stenosis), and abnormalities affecting the head and eyes. Most cases are obvious at birth (congenital). The primary outcome of Kenny-Caffey syndrome is short stature. Mental abilities are rarely affected. Individuals with Kenny-Caffey syndrome may also have recurrent episodes of low levels of calcium in the blood stream (hypocalcemia) that is caused by insufficient production of parathyroid hormones (hpoparathyroidism). In most cases, Kenny-Caffey syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Other cases are inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. X-linked autosomal recessive inheritance has not been ruled out.
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Organizations related to Kenny-Caffey Syndrome
  • Children's Craniofacial Association
    13140 Coit Road
    Dallas TX 75240
    Phone #: 214-570-9099
    800 #: 800-535-3643
    e-mail: csmith@ccakids.com
    Home page: http://www.ccakids.com
  • FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
    P.O. Box 11082
    Chattanooga TN 37401
    Phone #: 423-266-1632
    800 #: 800-332-2373
    e-mail: faces@faces-cranio.org
    Home page: http://www.faces-cranio.org
  • Human Growth Foundation
    997 Glen Cove Avenue
    Glen Head NY 11545
    Phone #: 516-671-4041
    800 #: 800-451-6434
    e-mail: hgf1@hgfound.org
    Home page: http://www.hgfound.org/
  • Hypoparathyroidism Association, Inc.
    PO Box 2258
    Idaho Falls ID 83403
    Phone #: 208-524-3857
    800 #: --
    e-mail: hpth@hpth.org; hpth@cableone.net
    Home page: http://www.hpth.org
  • 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
  • Little People's Research Fund, Inc.
    616 Old Edmondson Avenue
    Catonsville MD 21228-3305
    Phone #: 410-747-1100
    800 #: 800-232-5773
    e-mail: lprf@lprf.org
    Home page: http://www.lprf.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/
  • Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    Phone #: 310-264-0826
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org



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