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Diseases

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Cleidocranial dysplasia


Other Names for this Disease
  • CLCD
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Dysplasia cleidocranial
  • Marie-Sainton disease
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Your Question

My daughter and I have cleidocranial dysplasia. Can you help us with information on treatment of our disease?


Our Answer

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How might cleidocranial dysplasia be treated?

There is no specific treatment for cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), and management is based on each person's symptoms. Most people with CCD need dental care due to various dental abnormalities. If bone density is below normal, supplements of calcium and vitamin D may be needed, and preventive treatment for osteoporosis may be started at a young age. Those with frequent ear infections may need ear tubes. Severe defects of the cranial vault (space in the skull occupied by the brain) should be protected by wearing helmets during high-risk activities. Surgery may be needed to correct any of various skeletal (bone) abnormalities.[1]
Last updated: 4/7/2016

References
Other Names for this Disease
  • CLCD
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Dysplasia cleidocranial
  • Marie-Sainton disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.