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Spondylothoracic dysostosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Spondylothoracic dysplasia
  • Jarcho-Levin syndrome
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Treatment

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What treatment is available for spondylothoracic dysostosis?

Many infants born with spondylothoracic dysostosis have difficulty breathing due to their small, malformed chests, and therefore are prone to repeated respiratory infections (pneumonia). As the infant grows, the chest is too small to accommodate the growing lungs, and as a result, life threatening complications may develop. Treatment usually consists of intensive medical care, including treatment of respiratory infections, bone surgery, and orthopedic treatment.[1]
Last updated: 4/15/2010

References
  1. Spondylocostal dysostosis, autosomal recessive. Orphanet. February 2005; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Lng=EN&Expert=2311. Accessed 6/25/2009.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Spondylothoracic dysplasia
  • Jarcho-Levin syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.