All people with this condition are extremely short with particularly short arms and legs. Other signs and symptoms include unusual bowing of the leg bones; a small chest with short ribs and curved collar bones; short, broad fingers; and folds of extra skin on the arms and legs. Structural abnormalities of the brain lead to seizures, profound developmental delay, and mental retardation. Acanthosis nigricans, a progressive skin disorder characterized by thick, dark, velvety skin, develops in infancy or early childhood. People with SADDAN often live into childhood and adulthood.
This disorder is very rare; it has been described in only a small number of individuals worldwide.
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