Dystrophy, Asphyxiating Thoracic
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
- Asphyxiating Thoracic Dysplasia
- Jeune Syndrome
- Thoracic-Pelvic-Phalangeal Dystrophy
Asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy is a very rare form of congenital dwarfism affecting the development of the bone structure, particularly of the chest (thorax) but also of the legs and arms. Typical, major characteristics include failure of the rib cage to develop correctly, kidney problems (renal failure due to polycystitis), and shortened bones of the arms and legs.
Human Growth Foundation
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Restricted Growth Association
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NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
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Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Jeune's Syndrome Family Foundation
Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-1181
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