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Other Names for this Disease
- Arthrogryposis distal type 7
- Distal arthrogryposis type 7
- Dutch-Kentucky syndrome
- Hecht syndrome
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 It is characterized by short muscles and tendons resulting in limited range of motion of the hands, legs, and mouth. Both sporadic occurrence and autosomal dominant inheritance have been reported in the medical literature. The most serious complications of the condition occur as a result of the limited mobility of the mouth. Treatment may involve surgical correction and physical therapy.Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome is a disorder of muscle development and function.
Last updated: 4/13/2011
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