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Acromicric dysplasia

Other Names for this Disease
  • Acromicric skeletal dysplasia
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Acromicric dysplasia is a rare type of skeletal dysplasia characterized by abnormal bone growth. Signs and symptoms include short stature, short hands and feet, mildly distinctive facial features, characteristic X-ray abnormalities of the hands, and other features that occasionally occur. Intelligence is normal.[1] It has recently been found to be caused by mutations in the FBN1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.[2] The prognosis for affected individuals is good; no major complications appear to occur in affected individuals and life expectancy is normal.[1]
Last updated: 1/30/2012


  1. L. Faivre-Olivier. Acromicric dysplasia. Orphanet. May 2006; Accessed 1/25/2012.
  2. Marla J. F. O'Neill. ACROMICRIC DYSPLASIA; ACMICD. OMIM. August 22, 2011; Accessed 1/30/2012.
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