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Melnick Needles Syndrome


Synonyms of Melnick Needles Syndrome
  • Melnick-Needles Osteodysplasty
  • MNS
  • Osteodysplasty of Melnick and Needles

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Melnick-Needles syndrome (MNS) is a genetic disorder of bone characterized by skeletal abnormalities and a specific facial appearance. The skeletal abnormalities include bowing of long bones, s-curved leg bones, ribbon-like ribs and a hardening of the skull base. The typical facial features include prominent, protruding eyes, full cheeks, an extremely small lower jaw and a hairy forehead. The condition may affect many bones of the body causing deformity and in some cases short stature.

    Melnick-Needles syndrome is thought to be inherited as an X-linked dominant genetic disorder.

    Organizations related to Melnick Needles Syndrome
    • 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/
    • Melnick-Needles Syndrome Support Group
      4 Kivner Lane
      East Sussex None TN40 2ST
      Phone #: 014-242-1779
      800 #: --
      e-mail: gill@melnickneedlesyndrome.com
      Home page: http://www.melnickneedlesyndrome.com



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