Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia, Schmid Type
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Synonyms of Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia, Schmid Type
- Japanese type spondylometaphyseal dysplasia
- Schmid metaphyseal dysostosis
- No subdivisions found.
Metaphyseal chondrodysplasia, Schmid type (MCDS), is a very rare inherited disorder characterized by short stature with abnormally short arms and legs (short-limbed dwarfism) and bowed legs (genu varum). Other physical characteristics may include outward "flaring" of the bones of the lower rib cage, lumbar lordosis, pain in the legs, and/or hip deformities in which the thigh bone is angled toward the center of the body (coxa vara). Such abnormalities of the legs and hips typically result in an unusual "waddling" walk (gait). MCDS is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait.
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