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Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia, Schmid Type


Synonyms of Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia, Schmid Type
  • Japanese type spondylometaphyseal dysplasia
  • MCDS
  • Schmid metaphyseal dysostosis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Metaphyseal chondrodysplasia, Schmid type (MCDS), is a very rare inherited disorder characterized by short stature with abnormally short arms and legs (short-limbed dwarfism) and bowed legs (genu varum). Other physical characteristics may include outward flaring of the bones of the lower rib cage, lumbar lordosis, pain in the legs, and/or hip deformities in which the thigh bone is angled toward the center of the body (coxa vara). Such abnormalities of the legs and hips typically result in an unusual waddling walk (gait). MCDS is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait.

    Organizations related to Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia, Schmid Type
    • European Skeletal Dysplasia Network (ESDN)
      Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research
      Manchester None M13 9PT
      Phone #: 44 -161- 275 5642
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esdn.org
      Home page: http://www.esdn.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/
    • NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
      31 Center Dr
      Bethesda MD 20892
      Phone #: 301-496-5133
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/



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