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Diseases

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Metatropic dysplasia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Metatropic dwarfism
  • Metatropic dysplasia, nonlethal dominant
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Treatment

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How might metatropic dwarfism be treated?

Treatment of metatropic dwarfism is symptomatic and supportive. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy can help with prevention of progressive joint disease. Bracing may be used for kyphosis with adjustment and/or replacement as the child grows. This type of treatment should be maintained until skeletal maturity is reached or until spinal fusion is feasible. Spinal fusion is used to prevent damage to the cervical part of the spinal cord.[1]

 

Last updated: 1/12/2010

References
  1. Sillence D, Kozlowski K. Metatropic Dysplasia. Orphanet. 2004; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-MetatropicDysplasia.pdf. Accessed 1/12/2010.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Metatropic dwarfism
  • Metatropic dysplasia, nonlethal dominant
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.