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Kuskokwim disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Arthrogryposis-like disorder
  • Arthrogryposis-like syndrome
  • Kuskokwim syndrome
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How might Kuskokwim disease be treated?

Treatment for Kuskokwim disease depends on the nature and severity of signs and symptoms in each affected individual. There is currently no completely successful approach to treat arthrogryposis. The goals of treatment may include lower-limb alignment, establishing stability for ambulation (moving about) and improving upper-limb function for self-care.[1] Many individuals with Kuskokwim disease are treated with leg braces and/or surgery and eventually are able to walk upright.[2]
Last updated: 8/8/2013

  1. Harold Chen. Arthrogryposis Treatment and Management. Medscape Reference. February 15, 2013; Accessed 8/8/2013.
  2. Barnes AM et al. Kuskokwim Syndrome, a Recessive Congenital Contracture Disorder, Extends the Phenotype of FKBP10 Mutations. Hum Mutat. May 25, 2013; [Epub ahead of print]:

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.