chondrodystrophia calcificans congenita

chondrodystrophia calcificans congenita

[-distrō′fē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, chondros + dys, bad, trophe, nourishment; L, calyx, lime, congenitus, born with
an inherited defect characterized by many small opacities in the epiphyses of the long bones. This sign is present on x-ray films of the newborn. Dwarfism; contractures; cataracts; mental retardation; and short, stubby fingers develop as the infant grows into childhood. Also called chondrodystrophia fetalis calcificans, Conradi's disease.
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