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Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • DMC syndrome
  • Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen disease
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome diagnosed?

DMC syndrome may be suspected following a thorough clinical evaluation, a detailed patient history, and identification of characteristic findings (e.g., barrel chest, and disproportionate short stature). Radiographs may confirm specific skeletal abnormalities and findings consistent with DMC syndrome. Genetic testing can also confirm a diagnosis.[1]
Last updated: 5/16/2011

Is genetic testing available for Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome?

GeneTests lists the name of the laboratory that performs clinical genetic testing for Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome. To view the contact information for this laboratory, click here.

Please note:  Most of the laboratories listed through GeneTests do not accept direct contact from patients and their families; therefore, if you are interested in learning more, you will need to work with a health care provider or a genetics professional.  Below, we provide a list of online resources that can assist you in locating a genetics professional near you.
Last updated: 5/16/2011

  1. Dyggve Melchior Clausen syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; Accessed 5/16/2011.


  • The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the genetic tests for this condition. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.