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ARACHNODACTYLY, CONTRACTURAL BEALS TYPE & TREATMENT

Read about arachnodactyly, contractural beals type medical facts: what is the definition of arachnodactyly, contractural beals type, what are the signs and symptoms, medical treatment & how to treat arachnodactyly, contractural beals type, information about the causes, diagnosis, and related arachnodactyly, contractural beals type diseases.

ARACHNODACTYLY, CONTRACTURAL BEALS TYPE

Arachnodactyly, contractural beals type definition: Contractural Beals Type Arachnodactyly is a very rare genetic disorder also known as Beals Syndrome. It is characterized by permanently flexed fingers, abnormally shaped ears & the permanent fixation of affected joints like hips, fingers, knees & elbows that is in a flexed position.

Symptoms & Signs

Symptoms of Contractural Beals Type Arachnodactyly may include one of the following skeletal abnormalities: ? Facial abnormalities ? Muscular hypoplasia ? Pectus Deformities ? Reduced Bone Mass (Osteopenia) ? Curvature of the spine (Scoliosis) ? Long & slender toes/fingers (Arachnodactyly) ? Crumpled appearance of abnormally shaped ear ? Congenital contractures due to delay in motor development

Treatment: How to Treat "Arachnodactyly, Contractural Beals Type"?

Treatment options include physical therapies to improve joint mobility or braces to provide stability. Heart monitoring is also necessary to check for cardiovascular complications that may arise due to the symptoms present.

Causes

Studies have shown that the cause of Contractural Beals Type Arachnodactyly is a mutation or alternation in the gene FBN2.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Contractural Beals Type Arachnodactyly is based on the clinical signs present. Molecular genetic testing could also confirm the disease.

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