Acrodysostosis is an extremely rare disorder that is present at birth (congenital). It leads to problems with the bones of the hands, feet, and nose, and intellectual disability.
Arkless-Graham; Acrodysplasia; Maroteaux-Malamut
Most people with acrodysostosis have no family history of the disease. However, sometimes the condition is passed down from parent to child. Parents with the condition have a 1 in 2 chance of passing the disorder to their children.
There is a slightly greater risk with fathers who are older.
Symptoms of this disorder include:
Treatment depends on the symptoms.
Hormones, such as growth hormone, may be given. Surgery to treat bone problems may be done.
These groups can provide more information on acrodysostosis:
Problems depend on the degree of skeletal involvement and intellectual disability. In general, people do well.
Acrodysostosis may lead to:
Call your child's provider if signs acrodystosis develop. Make sure your child's height and weight are measured during each well-child visit. The provider may refer you to:
Jones KL, Jones MC, Del Campo M. Other skeletal dysplasias. In: Jones KL, Jones MC, Del Campo M, eds. Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:560-593.
National Organization for Rare Disorders website. Acrodysostosis. rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/acrodysostosis. Updated 2014. Accessed November 12, 2018.
Silve C, Clauser E, Linglart A. Acrodysostosis. Horm Metab Res. 2012;44(10):749-758. PMID: 22815067 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22815067.
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