Other Names for this Disease
- Micromelic dwarfism, narrow chest, vertebral and metaphyseal abnormalities and advanced carpotarsal ossification
- Desbuquois dysplasia
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Only symptomatic treatment is currently available for individuals with Desbuquois syndrome. Many people with the condition may present with respiratory problems at birth or during infancy and need urgent attention. Severe scoliosis, a common complication, may be managed with physical therapy to control the progression of spine abnormalities. Arthrodesis (surgical fusion of a joint) may be considered for dislocations. Surgery may be considered for glaucoma. Because of the degree of shortness in affected individuals, psychological support may be appropriate for some individuals.
Last updated: 9/18/2015
- Faivre L & Cormier-Daire V. Debuquois syndrome. Orphanet. February 2005; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/Pro/en/Desbuquois-FRenPro1631.pdf.