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Rhizomelic syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by short upper arm and thigh bones. Death frequently occurs in early childhood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Rhizomelic syndrome is available below.
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Prognosis for Rhizomelic syndrome: early childhood death
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Rhizomelic syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Rhizomelic syndrome, or a subtype of Rhizomelic syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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