Other Names for this Disease
- Hecht syndrome
- Dutch-Kentucky syndrome
- Distal arthrogryposis type 7
- Arthrogryposis distal type 7
- Distal arthrogryposis
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 It is characterized by short muscles and tendons resulting in limited range of motion of the hands, legs, and mouth. The most serious complications of the condition occur as a result of the limited mobility of the mouth (trismus). TPS is typically reported to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and is caused by mutations in the MYH8 gene. Treatment may involve surgical correction and physical therapy.Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome (TPS) is a disorder of muscle development and function.
Last updated: 7/21/2016
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- Lefaivre JF, Aitchison MJ. Surgical correction of trismus in a child with Hecht syndrome. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Mar; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12800911.
- Victor A. McKusick. ARTHROGRYPOSIS, DISTAL, TYPE 7; DA7. In: Marla J. F. O'Neill. OMIM. 2/26/2013; http://www.omim.org/entry/158300.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- 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 Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.