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Cleidocranial dysplasia

Other Names for this Disease
  • CLCD
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Dysplasia cleidocranial
  • Marie-Sainton disease
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Your Question

My daughter and I have cleidocranial dysplasia. Can you help us with information on treatment of our disease?

Our Answer

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What treatment is available for cleidocranial dysplasia?

Because there is no specific treatment for cleidocranial dysplasia, treatment is based on an individual's symptoms. Affected individuals typically require dental care due to various teeth abnormalities. People with cleidocranial dysplasia may receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D if their bone density is below normal, and preventive treatment for osteoporosis is usually started at a young age. Some affected individuals may need ear tubes if they have frequent ear infections.[1]
Last updated: 2/15/2010