Achondroplasia Infant

Achondroplasia Infant

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see:

  • Large head – macrocephaly (megalocrania).
  • Short neck.
  • Short proximal segments of arms (rhizomelia).
  • Lack of a nasal root (osseous).
  • Small nose (cartilaginous).
  • Malrotated ear.
  • Perhaps hypotonia (“frog like” abdomen contour).
  • Cutis marmorata (mottled skin).

PERSPECTIVE: The concurrence of the above signs is strongly suggestive of a chondro-skeletal dysplasia. This image, second of three, is taken from a gallery of chronological images incorporated in a video focused on highlighting the process of establishing a diagnosis.

Two other images of this infant taken from the companion video illustrate the natural history (progression) of the chondro-skeletal disorder (keywords: achondroplasia infant; achondroplasia girl).


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