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What is Arthrogryposis-like disorder?

What is Arthrogryposis-like disorder?

  • Arthrogryposis-like disorder: A rare disorder characterized by joint contractures of the knees and ankles resulting in wasting or overgrowth of nearby muscles.

Arthrogryposis-like disorder is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Arthrogryposis-like disorder, or a subtype of Arthrogryposis-like disorder, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Arthrogryposis-like disorder as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Arthrogryposis-like disorder: Introduction

Types of Arthrogryposis-like disorder:

Broader types of Arthrogryposis-like disorder:

What causes Arthrogryposis-like disorder?

Causes of Arthrogryposis-like disorder: see causes of Arthrogryposis-like disorder

What are the symptoms of Arthrogryposis-like disorder?

Symptoms of Arthrogryposis-like disorder: see symptoms of Arthrogryposis-like disorder

Arthrogryposis-like disorder: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Arthrogryposis-like disorder.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Arthrogryposis-like disorder: Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Arthrogryposis-like disorder.
Treatments for Arthrogryposis-like disorder: see treatments for Arthrogryposis-like disorder

Name and Aliases of Arthrogryposis-like disorder

Main name of condition: Arthrogryposis-like disorder

Other names or spellings for Arthrogryposis-like disorder:

Kuskokwim disease

Kuskokwim disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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