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Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia


Synonyms of Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia
  • MED

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia, Fairbank Type
  • Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia, Ribbing Type


General Discussion
Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED) is a rare inherited spectrum of disorders characterized by malformation (dysplasia) of the growing portion or head of the long bones (epiphyses). Affected individuals may have an abnormally short thighbone (femur), unusually short hands and fingers, mild short stature, a waddling gait, and/or pain in the hips and knees. In some cases, painful swelling and inflammation of certain joints (arthritis) may be present as early as five years of age. Most cases of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia are inherited as autosomal dominant traits; rare cases are inherited as autosomal recessive traits.
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Organizations related to Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia
  • 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
  • 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/
  • International Center for Skeletal Dysplasia
    Saint Joseph's Hospital
    Towson MD 21204
    Phone #: 410-337-1250
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: N/A
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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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