Arthrogryposis, distal, type 9 (DA9)

SummaryDistal arthrogryposis type 9 (DA9 – also known as congenital contractural arachnodactyly or Beals / Beals-Hecht syndrome) is caused by heterozygous mutation in the fibrillin-2 gene (FBN2), which is crucial for microfibril structure. The transmission is autosomal dominant. Due to its genetic etiology, it show some clinical overlap with Marfan syndrome, which is caused by […]

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Arthrogryposis, distal, type 8 (DA8)

Summary Distal arthrogryposis type 8 (DA8 – also known as multiple pterygium syndrome) is caused by heterozygous mutation in the MYH3 gene. The transmissions is autosomal dominant. Mutations in the same gene can also cause DA2A and DA2B. Detailed clinical features Wide variability in severity can be observed among affected subjects. Ptosis and severe scoliosis […]

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Arthrogryposis, distal, type 7 (DA7)

Summary Distal arthrogryposis type 7 (DA7), often referred to as trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome or Hecht syndrome, is caused by mutation in the MYH8 gene. Heredity is autosomal dominant. Large multigenerational families with several affected members have been reported. Detailed clinical description Expressivity is highly variable, although penetrance tends to be complete. Inability to open the mouth […]

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