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Craniometaphyseal dysplasia, autosomal dominant


Other Names for this Disease

  • CMD
  • CMDD
  • CMDJ
  • Craniometaphyseal dysplasia Jackson type
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Overview

Craniometaphyseal dysplasia is a genetic skeletal condition characterized by progressive thickening of bones in the skull (cranium) and abnormalities at the ends of long bones in the limbs (metaphyseal dysplasia). The condition is caused by mutations in the ANKH gene. Except in the most severe cases, the lifespan of people with craniometaphyseal dysplasia is normal.[1]


 

Last updated: 8/24/2010

References

  1. Craniometaphyseal dysplasia. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/craniometaphyseal-dysplasia. Accessed 8/24/2010.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • CMD
  • CMDD
  • CMDJ
  • Craniometaphyseal dysplasia Jackson type
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.