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2,025 Possible Causes for Long Limbs

  • Osteoporosis

    Shortening of the trunk, loss of height (from four to 10 or more centimeters), protrusion of the abdomen, and very long limbs compared to the trunk are some of the main findings[symptoma.com] Despite severe complex regional pain syndrome in the left limb and long term use of a wheelchair, the patient participated in high-performance powerlifting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meningitis

    As many as 20 percent of people who survive the infection can be expected to lose a limb, become deaf or have serious long-term medical conditions.[walgreens.com] If it is treated quickly then the prognosis is good, but patients can be left with serious long-term problems including blindness, deafness, loss of limb due to sepsis, problems[thesun.co.uk] Up to 19% have long-term complications like permanent deafness or brain damage.[medicinenet.com]

  • CK Syndrome

    The NSDHL gene encodes 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase involved in one of the later steps of the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway. Mutations in this gene can cause CHILD syndrome (OMIM 308050) and CK syndrome (OMIM 300831). CHILD syndrome is an X-linked dominant, male lethal disorder caused by mutations in the[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acromegaly

    Limbs Imaging studies show diaphyseal cortical thickening of the long bones and widened joint spaces, sometimes with osteophytes.[dx.doi.org]

  • Marfan Syndrome

    The main clinical manifestations include long limbs, long slender fingers, lens subluxation, abnormal cardiac valves, and aortic aneurysm.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He presented the case of a 5-year-old girl named Gabrielle, who had disproportionately long limbs.[emedicine.com] The skeleton of patients with MFS typically displays multiple deformities including arachnodactyly (ie, abnormally long and thin digits), dolichostenomelia (ie, long limbs[emedicine.com]

  • Spondylo-Megaepiphyseal-Metaphyseal Dysplasia

    limbs that may show flexion contractures of the distal joints; delayed and impaired ossification of the vertebral bodies and the presence of large epiphyseal ossification[malacards.org] limbs, fingers and toes (which may present flexion contractures), severe vertebral body ossification delay (with frequent kyknodysostosis), markedly enlarged round epiphyses[orpha.net] Patients with SMMD have relatively long limbs, large head with a broad face and widely spaced eyes.[ctgt.net]

  • Camurati-Engelmann Syndrome

    Other features of Camurati-Engelmann disease include abnormally long limbs in proportion to height, a decrease in muscle mass and body fat, and delayed puberty.[xpertdox.com] Other, rare features of Camurati-Engelmann disease include abnormally long limbs in proportion to height, a decrease in muscle mass and body fat, delayed teething (dentition[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Marfan Syndrome Type 2

    Skeletal features are increased height, disproportionately long limbs, chest deformity, joint laxity, scoliosis and a narrow, highly arched palate with crowding of the teeth[saintfrancis.com] The defect also causes overgrowth in bones, resulting in long limbs and significant height.[healthline.com] Other features include lens displacement (ectopia lentis), disproportioned long limbs and enlarged dura mater (dural ectasia).[icd10data.com]

  • Congenital Contractural Arachnodactyly

    Individuals with this condition usually have long limbs and long and slender fingers and toes.[luriechildrens.org] People with this condition typically are tall with long limbs (dolichostenomelia) and long, slender fingers and toes (arachnodactyly).[snpedia.com] Affected patients are usually tall with long limbs and possess a Marfan-like habitus.[symptoma.com]

  • Blindness - Scoliosis - Arachnodactyly Syndrome

    He presented the case of a 5-year-old girl named Gabrielle, who had disproportionately long limbs.[emedicine.medscape.com] People with Beals will have varying features of the disorder including long limbs, long fingers and toes, contractures of the joints, hyperflexible joints, club foot, crumpled[lifewithbeals.blogspot.com] Mar·fan syn·drome ( mahr-fahn' ), [MIM*154700] a connective tissue multisystemic disorder characterized by skeletal changes (arachnodactyly, long limbs, joint laxity, pectus[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

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