Kenny-Caffey Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Kenny Syndrome
  • Kenny Disease
  • Dwarfism, Cortical Thickening of the Tubular Bones & Transient Hypocalcemia
  • Medullary Stenosis, Congenital
  • Tubular Stenosis, Kenny Type

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Kenny-Caffey Syndrome, Dominant Type
  • Kenny-Caffey Syndrome, Recessive Type
  • KCS2

General Discussion

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.
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Resources

Human Growth Foundation
997 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Head, NY 11545
Tel: (516)671-4041
Fax: (516)671-4055
Tel: (800)451-6434
Email: hgf1@hgfound.org
Internet: http://www.hgfound.org/

Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Suite 517
Dallas, TX 75240
USA
Tel: (214)570-9099
Fax: (214)570-8811
Tel: (800)535-3643
Email: contactCCA@ccakids.com
Internet: http://www.ccakids.com

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
P. O. Box 11082
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tel: (423)266-1632
Fax: (423)267-3124
Tel: (800)332-2373
Email: faces@faces-cranio.org
Internet: http://www.faces-cranio.org

Hypoparathyroidism Association, Inc.
PO Box 2258
Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Tel: (208)524-3857
Tel: (866)213-0394
Email: hpth@hpth.org
Internet: http://www.hpth.org

Little People's Research Fund, Inc.
616 Old Edmondson Avenue
2nd Floor
Catonsville, MD 21228-3305
USA
Tel: (410)747-1100
Fax: (410)747-1374
Tel: (800)232-5773
Email: lprf@lprf.org
Internet: http://www.lprf.org

Little People of America, Inc.
250 El Camino Real
Suite 201
Tustin, CA 92780
Tel: (714)368-3689
Fax: (714)368-3367
Tel: (888)572-2001
Email: info@lpaonline.org
Internet: http://www.lpaonline.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

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