What is Diastrophic Dysplasia? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Diastrophic dysplasia is a disorder involving cartilage and bone development. People with this condition have short stature with very short arms and legs. Many people affected by this disorder also have early-onset joint pain (osteoarthritis) and joint deformities called contractures, which restrict movement. These joint problems often make it difficult to walk and will likely get worse with age.
Additional features of diastrophic dysplasia include an inward- and upward-turning foot (clubfoot), progressive abnormal curvature of the spine, and unusually positioned thumbs (hitchhiker thumbs). About half of infants with diastrophic dysplasia are born with an opening in the roof of the mouth (a cleft palate). Swelling of the external ears is also common in newborns and can lead to thickened, deformed ears.
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