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What is Bruck syndrome?

What is Bruck syndrome?

  • Bruck syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized primarily by weak, brittle bones and abnormal knee, ankle and foot joints (congenital contractures) at birth. There are two different subtypes of the disorder, each with a different genetic defect origin.

Bruck syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Bruck syndrome, or a subtype of Bruck syndrome, 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 Bruck syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Bruck syndrome: Introduction

Types of Bruck syndrome:

Broader types of Bruck syndrome:

How serious is Bruck syndrome?

Complications of Bruck syndrome: see complications of Bruck syndrome

What causes Bruck syndrome?

Causes of Bruck syndrome: see causes of Bruck syndrome

What are the symptoms of Bruck syndrome?

Symptoms of Bruck syndrome: see symptoms of Bruck syndrome

Complications of Bruck syndrome: see complications of Bruck syndrome

Bruck syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bruck syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bruck syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bruck syndrome.
Treatments for Bruck syndrome: see treatments for Bruck syndrome
Research for Bruck syndrome: see research for Bruck syndrome

Name and Aliases of Bruck syndrome

Main name of condition: Bruck syndrome

Other names or spellings for Bruck syndrome:

Osteogenesis imperfecta [congenital joint contractures]

BRKS, Osteogenesis imperfecta with congenital joint contractures
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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