Possible Causes for Loss of Lumbar Lordosis in USA

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Loss of Lumbar Lordosis

    Chronic spondylitis leads to loss of lumbar lordosis and increased kyphosis which may cause difficulty in breathing which is a serious complication of this disorder.[1]

  • Ochronosis with Alkaptonuria
    Lumbar Spondylosis Loss of Lumbar Lordosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
    Loss of Lumbar Lordosis

    Spinal stenosis is a common condition characterized by a narrowing of the spinal canal.  The severity of the presentation differs from person to person depending on the body type. Size of the spinal canal does not affect the symptoms. Patients with spinal stenosis present with a chronic back pain. The symptoms…[2]

  • Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia
    Lordosis

    Cartilage hair hypoplasia is a rare multisystemic genetic disorder demarcated by a short stature from birth, hypoplastic hair, various skeletal abnormalities and a variable degree of immunodeficiency that can be fatal in the absence of an early diagnosis. Clinical signs, results from imaging studies, and genetic testing…[3]

  • Pseudoachondroplasia
    Lordosis

    Pseudoachondroplasia is a type of skeletal dysplasia occurring due to mutations in the cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) gene, resulting in the appearance of a short stature, extensive laxity of the joints and ligaments, and an early onset of degenerative arthritis. A comprehensive clinical and radiologic…[4]

  • Hallermann Syndrome
    Lordosis

    Hallermann syndrome is a congenital disease characterized mainly by facial and skull abnormalities. A short head, beak-like nose, malformed teeth, and cataracts are the distinctive symptoms. Intellectual disability is rare in this medical ailment. Hallermann syndrome (HS) or Hallermann-Streiff syndrome (also called…[5]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 4A
    Lordosis

    Mucopolysaccharidosis 4A is a lysosomal storage disease caused by sequence anomalies of the gene encoding for N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase. In affected individuals, glycosaminoglycan degradation is impaired, which frequently leads to a variety of musculoskeletal symptoms but may comprise organ systems like the…[6]

  • Achondroplasia
    Lordosis

    Achondroplasia is a common type of dwarfism. Achondroplasia is present at birth and is seen as disproportionately short-limbs, and specific facial features due to abnormal bone growth. Infants with achondroplasia suffer a high rate of apnea and sudden death in the neonatal period. The principle features of…[7]

  • Hypochondroplasia
    Lordosis

    Hypochondroplasia is a clinical entity characterized by a short stature and a range of skeletal malformations, occurring due to mutations in the fibroblast growth factor 3 gene, one of the key negative regulators of bone growth and development. A clinical suspicion must exist when typical signs and symptoms are…[8]

  • Lumbar Compression Fracture
    Lumbar Spondylosis

    A lumbar compression fracture involves the lumbar vertebrae and occurs typically secondary to bone demineralization. It is seen in postmenopausal women and in the elderly due to osteoporosis but may also be associated with malignancies. Therefore a thorough workup is essential to detect the fracture and its…[9]

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  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Symptoma
  2. Spinal Stenosis, Symptoma
  3. Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia, Symptoma
  4. Pseudoachondroplasia, Symptoma
  5. Hallermann Syndrome, Symptoma
  6. Mucopolysaccharidosis 4A, Symptoma
  7. Achondroplasia, Symptoma
  8. Hypochondroplasia, Symptoma
  9. Lumbar Compression Fracture, Symptoma