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283 Possible Causes for Joint Stiffness, Progressive Contractures, Short Stature in Children

  • Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

    Abstract Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a rare disorder characterized by non-progressive, multiple contractures.[] Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a complex disorder that leads to joint stiffness and deformities in 2 or more joints in afflicted children.[] Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a heterogeneous symptom complex characterized by non-progressive joint contractures from birth that involve more than one part[]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 2

    Flexion contractures. Progressive deafness - usually mixed sensorineural/conductive variety.[] Bone and joint involvement leads to skeletal deformities and joint stiffness.[] The signs and symptoms may include abnormal facial features, cloudy corneas, abnormal development of spine, heart valve defects, and short stature in children A healthcare[]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis

    ; hip containment surgeries; corrective osteotomy for progressive valgus deformity at the knee; posterior spinal fusion Multispecialty care is mandatory for these patients[] Many children develop a short body trunk and a maximum stature of less than 4 feet.[] This results in permanent, progressive cellular damage which affects the appearance, physical abilities, organ and system functioning and, in most cases, mental development[]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

    Progressive upper airway disease leads to obstructive sleep apnoea.[] The severe form of MPS I is known as Hurler syndrome or MPS I H : Children affected with the severe form may have mental retardation, short stature, stiff joints, speech and[] stiffness The cause of MPS I is inherited genetic mutations on chromosome 4 that leads to deficiency in the lysosomal enzyme a-L-iduronidase.[]

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Destructive surface changes contribute to pain and loss of motion, while ongoing growth disturbances and contractures produce further deformity (Figure 1).[] Children can have one or many symptoms, such as: Joint pain. Joint swelling. Joint stiffness. Trouble sleeping. Problems walking.[] Short stature in children with coeliac disease. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Rev. 6, 457–463 (2009). 104. Bona, G., Marinello, D. & Oderda, G.[]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 1H

    The two patients with graft failure (patients 14 and 15) experienced progressive contractures in almost all joints.[] Joint stiffness: Joint stiffness occurs by the age of 2 years and is progressive. There is a characteristic claw-hand deformity due to phalangial dysostosis.[] Affected children have a short stature and suffer from hepatosplenomegaly, a condition characterized by an enlarged liver and spleen.[]

  • Arthritis

    Flexion contractures may require intensive exercise, casting, or immobilization (eg, splinting) in progressively more stretched-open positions.[] Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. The main symptoms are joint pain, swelling and stiffness.[] Short stature in children with coeliac disease. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Rev. 6, 457–463 (2009). 104. Bona, G., Marinello, D. & Oderda, G.[]

  • Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis

    These deformities are excessive dorsal kyphosis with compensatory cervical lordosis and hip flexion contracture.[] […] and joint pain joint stiffness and pain can also be noted with prolonged periods of inactivity ( e.g., sitting) visual changes can be suggestive of a uveitis Physical exam[] JAS causes inflammation in the spine and large joints, resulting in stiffness, pain and joint fusions.[]

  • Progeria

    During the first to third year the following usually become apparent: partial alopecia progressing to total alopecia, loss of subcutaneous fat, progressive joint contractures[] Children typically experience medical issues that are usually associated with older age, such as hair loss, bone changes, hearing loss, joint stiffness, atherosclerosis (hardening[] The children usually present in late infancy and early childhood with a characteristic phenotype of alopecia; short stature; abnormal skin, teeth, and nails; beaked nose;[]

  • Joint Contracture

    […] of molecular treatment to prevent the progression of joint contracture prior to intervention with physical therapy.[] Case studies: Contracture and stiff joint management with Dynasplint. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1987;8:498-504. Steffen TM, Mollinger LA.[] Short stature was associated with involvement of more than one finger; the shortest youngsters also had contractures of large joints.[]

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