Melnick Needles Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Melnick-Needles Osteodysplasty
  • MNS
  • Osteodysplasty of Melnick and Needles

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Melnick-Needles syndrome (MNS) is a genetic disorder of bone characterized by skeletal abnormalities and a specific facial appearance. The skeletal abnormalities include bowing of long bones, s-curved leg bones, ribbon-like ribs and a hardening of the skull base. The typical facial features include prominent, protruding eyes, full cheeks, an extremely small lower jaw and a hairy forehead. The condition may affect many bones of the body causing deformity and in some cases short stature.

Melnick-Needles syndrome is thought to be inherited as an X-linked dominant genetic disorder.

Resources

Melnick-Needles Syndrome Support Group
4 Kivner Lane
Bexhill-On-Sea
East Sussex, TN40 2ST
United Kingdom
Tel: 01424 217790
Email: gill@melnickneedlesyndrome.com
Internet: http://www.melnickneedlesyndrome.com

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

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