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It is possible that the main title of the report Kenny-Caffey Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Kenny Syndrome
- Kenny Disease
- Dwarfism, Cortical Thickening of the Tubular Bones & Transient Hypocalcemia
- Medullary Stenosis, Congenital
- Tubular Stenosis, Kenny Type
- Kenny-Caffey Syndrome, Dominant Type
- Kenny-Caffey Syndrome, Recessive Type
Kenny-Caffey syndrome is an extremely rare hereditary skeletal disorder characterized by thickening of the long bones, thin marrow cavities in the bones (medullary stenosis), and abnormalities affecting the head and eyes. Most cases are obvious at birth (congenital). The primary outcome of Kenny-Caffey syndrome is short stature. Mental abilities are rarely affected. Individuals with Kenny-Caffey syndrome may also have recurrent episodes of low levels of calcium in the blood stream (hypocalcemia) that is caused by insufficient production of parathyroid hormones (hpoparathyroidism). In most cases, Kenny-Caffey syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Other cases are inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. X-linked autosomal recessive inheritance has not been ruled out.
Human Growth Foundation
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Children's Craniofacial Association
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FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
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Hypoparathyroidism Association, Inc.
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Little People of America, Inc.
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Coalition for Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (CHDCT)
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Washington, DC 20008
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