Kenny-Caffey syndrome type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Dwarfism, cortical thickening of tubular bones and transient hypocalcemia
- Kenny-Caffey syndrome, autosomal dominant
 Recurrent episodes of hypocalcemia in the blood are common. Intelligence is normal. Inheritance in most cases is autosomal dominant.Kenny-Caffey syndrome type 2 is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormalities affecting the skeleton, the head, and the eyes.
Last updated: 1/21/2010
- Kenny-Caffey Syndrome, Type 2. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=127000. Accessed 1/21/2010.
- Diaz, GA. Kenny-Caffey Syndrome. NORD Guide to Rare Disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003;
- 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.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- 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 Kenny-Caffey syndrome type 2. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- K K Naguib, S A Gouda, A Elshafey, F Mohammed, L Bastaki, AS Azab, SA Alawadi. Sanjad–Sakati syndrome/Kenny–Caffey syndrome type 1: A study of 21 cases in Kuwait. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2009:15(2);345-352.