Dysmelia
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Dysmelia

Dysmelia (from Gr. - dys, "bad" + | mél|os, "limb" + Eng. suff. -ia) is a congenital disorder of a limb resulting from a disturbance in embryonic development.[1]

Types

Syndactyly of the second and third toes

Dysmelia can refer to

Bilateral polydactyly with short fingers in Ellis-van Creveld syndrome patient

Occurrence rate

Birth defects involving limbs occur in 1 per 1000.[]

Causes

Dysmelia can be caused by[]

Syndromes with dysmelia

References

  1. ^ (2006) Dysmelia (Limb Deficiency/Reduction). pp 312-322. In: Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling. Humana Press.

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