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Freeman Sheldon syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Arthrogryposis distal type 2A
- Craniocarpotarsal dysplasia
- Craniocarpotarsal dystrophy
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 Freeman-Sheldon syndrome can be inherited as an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive genetic trait. However, most cases occur randomly with no apparent cause (sporadically).Freeman Sheldon syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by multiple contractures (i.e., restricted movement around two or more body areas) at birth (congenital), abnormalities of the head and face (craniofacial) area, defects of the hands and feet, and skeletal malformations.
Last updated: 5/7/2010
- Freeman Sheldon Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Freeman%20Sheldon%20Syndrome. Accessed 5/7/2010.
- Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome. The National Craniofacial Association. 2009; http://www.faces-cranio.org/Disord/Freeman.htm. Accessed 5/7/2010.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Freeman Sheldon syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Freeman Sheldon syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Freeman Sheldon syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.