Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita

Also known as: SEDC, congenital spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia

What is spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita?

Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital is a disorder present at birth that causes dwarfism, among other complications. Along with skeletal problems, it can cause difficulties with hearing and vision.


What causes spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita?

Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital is a genetic disorder that is hereditary, so it can be passed down from parents to their children.


What are the symptoms of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita?

Shorter than normal spines, arms and legs are the primary symptoms of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital. It can also cause abnormal growth in the spine, neck, hip and feet, as well as vision and hearing problems in some instances.


What are spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita care options?

Treatment for spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital is focused on specific symptoms. It might include physical therapy, vision and hearing treatments and surgery to correct specific growth abnormalities.

Reviewed by: Stephen Graham George Jr., MD

This page was last updated on: 6/13/2017 3:14:51 PM

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