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Chondrodysplasia Punctata Wheeless

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Description: Discussion: - comprises a group of disorders characterized by multiple punctate calcifications in infancy; - skeletal manifestations include: skin, facial, ocular, and cardiac abnormalities; - characteristic punctate calcifications are seen on x-ray at birth and usually disappear by one year of age; - Orthopaedic Manifestations: - unilateral & bilateral coxa vara frequently is associatted with assymetric shrotening of the femur; - congenital hemivertebra or congential unilateral bars are typically present giving rise to early progressive spinal deformities; - diff dx: spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia;

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Added: Wed Nov 29 2006