Majewski's polydactyly syndrome

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Majewski's polydactyly syndrome
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This condition is inherited inan autosomal recessive manner

Majewski's polydactyly syndrome, also known as polydactyly with neonatal chondrodystrophy type I, short rib-polydactyly syndrome type II, and short rib-polydactyly syndrome, is a lethal form of neonatal dwarfism characterized by osteochondrodysplasia (skeletal abnormalities in the development of bone and cartilage) with a narrow thorax, polysyndactyly, disproportionately short tibiae, thorax dysplasia, hypoplastic lungs and respiratory insufficiency. Associated anomalies include protruding abdomen, brachydactyly, peculiar faces, hypoplastic epiglottis, cardiovascular defects, renal cysts, and also genital anomalies. Death occurs before or at birth.

The disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.

It was characterized in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ Majewski, F.; Pfeiffer; Lenz; Müller; Feil; Seiler (1971). "Polysyndactyly, short limbs, and genital malformations--a new syndrome?". Zeitschrift für Kinderheilkunde. 111 (2): 118–138. doi:10.1007/BF00446428. PMID 4331366.

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