Hereditary Exostoses, Multiple

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Diaphyseal Aclasis
  • EXT
  • External Chondromatosis Syndrome
  • Multiple Cartilaginous Exostoses
  • Multiple Exostoses
  • Multiple Exostoses Syndrome
  • Multiple Osteochondromatosis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple bony growths or tumors (exostoses), often on the growing end (metaphysis) of the long bones of the legs, arms, and digits. These bony growths are covered by cartilage and usually continue to grow until shortly after puberty. Exostoses may lead to bone deformities, skeletal abnormalities, short stature, nerve compression and reduced range of motion. Hereditary multiple exostoses is inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic condition and is associated with abnormalities (mutations) in the EXT1 and EXT 2 genes.

Resources

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

MHE Coalition
6783 York Road, Apt. #104
Parma Heights, OH 44130-4596
USA
Tel: (440)842-8817
Email: CheleZ1@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.mhecoalition.com

MHE and Me- A Support Group for Kids with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses
PO Box 651
Pine Island, NY 10969-0651
USA
Tel: (845)258-6058
Fax: (845)258-6058
Email: mheandme@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.mheandme.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

MHE Research Foundation
79-77 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Tel: (718)569-0479
Fax: (201)786-1758
Tel: (877)486-1758
Email: sarahziegler@mheresearchfoundation.org
Internet: http://mheresearchfoundation.org

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