Other Names for this Disease
- Acromicric skeletal dysplasia
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Acromicric dysplasia is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. This means that only one abnormal copy of the disease-causing gene is sufficient to cause the disorder. Not all affected individuals inherit the condition from an affected parent. In most cases, the condition results from a new mutation that occurs for the first time in an affected individual. An affected individual has a 50% (1 in 2) risk to pass the condition on to each of of his/her children.
Last updated: 1/30/2012
- L. Faivre-Olivier. Acromicric dysplasia. Orphanet. May 2006; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=969. Accessed 1/25/2012.
- Marla J. F. O'Neill. ACROMICRIC DYSPLASIA; ACMICD. OMIM. August 22, 2011; http://omim.org/entry/102370. Accessed 1/30/2012.