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It is possible that the main title of the report Pseudoachondroplasia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a short-limbed dwarfing condition characterized by disproportionate short stature, joint laxity, attractive face and early onset osteoarthritis. Joint laxity is marked in the fingers, wrists and elbows and knees. Joint pain is common at all ages with osteoarthritis occurring at an early age and affecting all the joints. Abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis) is an occasional complication. Intelligence is normal. Pseudoachondroplasia is caused by a mutation in the cartilage oligomeric matrix protein or COMP gene and is transmitted in an autosomal dominant pattern. Thirty percent of cases are familial with an affected parent transmitting the condition, while 70% occur as a random, new (de novo) mutation in COMP with no previous family history.
Pseudoachondroplasia was first described in 1959 by Drs. Maroteaux and Lamy and was originally believed to be a type of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia. Also, although previously considered to be composed of at least four different forms, differentiated by severity and inheritance pattern, it has now considered a single, distinct disorder caused by mutations in the COMP gene.
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