Other Names for this Disease
- Desbuquois dysplasia
- Micromelic dwarfism, narrow chest, vertebral and metaphyseal abnormalities and advanced carpotarsal ossification
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Only symptomatic treatment is currently available for individuals with Desbuquois syndrome. 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: 6/14/2011
- Laurence Faivre and Valerie Cormier-Daire. Debuquois syndrome. Orphanet. February 2005; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/Pro/en/Desbuquois-FRenPro1631.pdf. Accessed 6/14/2011.
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