Hydrops, Ectopic calcification, Moth-eaten skeletal dysplasia
Other Names for this Disease
- HEM dysplasia
- HEM/Greenberg dysplasia
- Greenberg skeletal dysplasia
- Greenberg dysplasia
skeletal dysplasia. According to the reported cases of HEM in the medical literature, the condition's main features are hydrops fetalis, dwarfism with severely shortened limbs and relatively normal-sized hands and feet, a "moth-eaten" appearance of the skeleton, flat vertebral bodies and ectopic calcifications. HEM is an autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the lamin B receptor (LBR) gene. No treatment or cure is currently known for HEM.HEM (hydrops fetalis, ectopic calcifications, "moth-eaten" skeletal dysplasia) is a very rare type of lethal
Last updated: 7/17/2009
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