Campomelic dysplasia (CD)

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Information about campomelic dysplasia, a genetic condition that affects the development of the skeleton and reproductive system.

Key points

  • CD is a genetic condition that results in distinctive facial appearance, Pierre Robin sequence with cleft palate, shortening and bowing of long bones and club feet.
  • Many babies do not survive because of breathing problems at birth.
  • Children with CD need to be followed carefully by a health care team due to the possible complications.
  • Genetic counselling can help families understand CD, the options for managing it, and the chances that other children will also be affected.
Last updated: August 19th 2012