Other Names for this Disease
- Cleidocranial dysostosis
- Dysplasia cleidocranial
- Marie-Sainton disease
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Because there is no specific treatment for cleidocranial dysplasia, treatment is based on an individual's symptoms. Affected individuals typically require dental care due to various teeth abnormalities. People with cleidocranial dysplasia may receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D if their bone density is below normal, and preventive treatment for osteoporosis is usually started at a young age. Some affected individuals may need ear tubes if they have frequent ear infections. If the cranial vault defect is serious, it is important to protect the head wearing helmets during high-risk activities. Surgery may be needed to correct a depressed forehead or for the enlargement of small clavicles.
Last updated: 4/7/2016
- Mendoza-Londono R & Lee B. Cleidocranial dysplasia. GeneReviews. 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1513/.