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  • Definition

    Acrodysostosis is an extremely rare disorder that is present at birth (congenital). People with this condition have problems in the bones of the hands, feet, and nose, and mental retardation.

    Alternative Names

    Arkless-Graham; Acrodysplasia; Maroteaux-Malamut

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Most patients with acrodysostosis have no family history of the disease. However, sometimes the condition is passed down from parent to child. Parents with the condition have a 1 in 2 chance of passing the disorder to their children.

    There is a slightly greater risk with fathers who are older.