Kniest Dysplasia

Also known as: Kniest syndrome.

What is Kniest dysplasia?

Kniest dysplasia is a genetic condition that leads to skeletal dysplasia with short stature, or dwarfism. Along with shorter bones, babies with Kniest dysplasia may have vision and hearing problems along with other abnormalities.

What causes Kniest dysplasia?

Kniest dysplasia is a genetic disorder with autosomal dominant inheritance associated with mutations in COL2A1 geneCOL2A1 gene COL2A1 gene.

What are the symptoms of Kniest dysplasia?

Short arms and legs, a short, barrel-shaped chest a flat face, vision problems and joint pain are common with Kniest dysplasia. A cleat palate and speech problems can also occur.

What are Kniest dysplasia care options?

Treatment is focused on managing associated symptoms related to Kniest dysplasia, and helping people with the disease live the best life possible. A variety of medications, treatments and surgery may be used.

Reviewed by: Parul B Jayakar, MD

This page was last updated on: June 21, 2019 02:25 AM

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