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Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • DMC syndrome
  • Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen disease
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How might Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome be treated?

Treatment of individuals with DMC syndrome depends on the affected person's symptoms and is usually supportive. There is no cure for this condition. Treatments might include spinal fusion of the segments of the spinal column at the top of the spine or other means of vertebral stabilization. Additional surgical techniques may be used to correct various skeletal abnormalities such as dislocation of the shoulder and hip joints. In some cases, hip replacement is required. Children with DMC syndrome may benefit from early intervention and special educational programs.[1]
Last updated: 5/16/2011

References
  1. Dyggve Melchior Clausen syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/874/viewAbstract. Accessed 5/16/2011.