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Description: Brachydactyly ("short digits") is a general term that refers to disproportionately short fingers and toes, and forms part of the group of limb malformations characterized by bone dysostosis. The various types of isolated brachydactyly are rare, except for types A3 and D. Brachydactyly can occur either as an isolated malformation or as a part of a complex malformation syndrome. To date, many different forms of brachydactyly have been identified. Some forms also result in short stature. In isolated brachydactyly, subtle changes elsewhere may be present. Brachydactyly may also be accompanied by other hand malformations, such as syndactyly, polydactyly, reduction defects, or symphalangism.
Samia A Temtamy and Mona S Aglan

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Samia A Temtamy and Mona S Aglan
Institution: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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Language: English

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Added: Sat Aug 08 2009