Dysplasia, Epiphysealis Hemimelica

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Aclasis, Tarsoepiphyseal
  • Chondrodystrophy, Epiphyseal
  • DEH
  • Dysplasia Epiphyseal Hemimelica
  • Epiphyseal Osteochondroma, Benign
  • Tarsomegaly
  • Trevor Disease

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Epiphysealis Hemimelica Dysplasia is a disorder that affects bone joints. It is characterized by overgrowth of the cartilage on the end (epiphysis) of one or more of the long bones (carpal or tarsal bones) in the hand or foot. Less often, the cartilage on other bones such as those in the ankle, knee or hip joint can be affected. Usually only one limb is involved. The limbs may be unequal in length.

Resources

Restricted Growth Association
RGA Office
PO Box 1024
PETERBOROUGH, Intl PE1 9GX
United Kingdom
Tel: 01733 759458
Internet: http://www.restrictedgrowth.co.uk

NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
TDD: (301)565-2966
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info

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

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