National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
Pseudoachondroplastic dysplasia is a rare inherited disorder characterized by skeletal malformations resulting in short legs and mild to moderate short stature (short-limbed dwarfism). Affected individuals may have short, stubby fingers (brachydactyly), abnormally bowed legs (genu varum), and/or a malformation in which the knees are abnormally close together and the ankles are unusually far apart (genu valgum). In addition, affected individuals may have spinal abnormalities including abnormally increased curvature of the bones of the lower spine (lumbar lordosis) and front-to-back curvature of the spine (kyphosis). Cases of pseudoachondroplastic dysplasia are due to mutations of the COMP gene. Most cases of pseudoachondroplastic dysplasia are inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. However, a recessive form of the disorder may also exist.
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March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Little People of America, Inc.
250 El Camino Real Suite 201
Tustin, CA 92780
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Coalition for Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (CHDCT)
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Washington, DC 20008
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
European Skeletal Dysplasia Network
Institute of Genetic Medicine
International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BZ
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