Jeune's syndrome

Jeune's syndrome

[zhœnz, zho̅o̅nz]
Etymology: Mathis Jeune, French pediatrician, b. 1910
a form of lethal short-limbed dwarfism characterized by constriction of the upper thorax and occasionally by polydactylism. It is inherited as an autosomal-recessive trait. Also called asphyxiating thoracic dysplasia.
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Joshua, five, was born with a rare type of dwarfism called Jeune's syndrome which stopped his ribs growing while he was still in the womb.
Rachael Johnson, 21, from Annfield Plain, Durham, was born with Jeune's Syndrome and had a kidney transplant when she was just seven years old.
Joshua Adair has Jeune's syndrome - rare form of dwarfism that stopped his ribcage developing.
Rachael's kidneys failed when she was just 18 months old because of a condition called Jeune's syndrome.

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