Disease Information for Arthrogryposis, multiplex, congenita

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Flexion contractures/extremities
Arthritis Children
Bending of wrists and fingers
Decreased ankle range of motion
Foot deformity
Heels inwardly bent
Hyperextended elbows
Inward rotation of shoulders
Joint exam/signs
Joint/limit range of motion
Limitation motion/elbow
Skeletal problems/symptoms/signs
Stiffness of joints
Short stature
Short stature Child
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child-Infant Only
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Joint contractures
Associated Disease & Complications
Ankle contracture
Arthrogryposis, multiplex, congenita
Clubbed foot/congenital
Hip contracture
Joint contractures
Limb deformities/anomalies
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Joint disorder (ex).
CLASS/Skeletal (category)
Pathophysiology/Fetal Crowding effect
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Hereditary/Non hereditory sets
PROCESS/Anomalies/Deformities/Malformations (EX)
PROCESS/Dwarfism/miscellaneous skeletal dis (ex)
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Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita; AMC; Congenital Multiple Arthrogryposis; Fibrous Ankylosis of Multiple Joints; Also Amyoplasia Congenita; Guerin-Stern Syndrome;

Myopathic Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita;

Neurogenic Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a rare disorder that is present at birth (congenital), is characterized by reduced mobility of many joints of the body; Impairment of mobility is due to the overgrowth (proliferation) of fibrous tissue in the joints (fibrous ankylosis); There are many different types of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita and the symptoms vary widely among affected individuals; In the most common form of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, the range of motion of the joints in the arms and legs (limbs) is limited or fixed; Other findings may include inward rotation of the shoulders, abnormal extension of the elbows, and bending of the wrists and fingers; In addition, the hips may be dislocated and the heels of the feet may be inwardly bent from the midline of the leg while the feet are inwardly bent at the ankle (clubfoot); The cause of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is unknown; Most types of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita are not inherited; however, a rare autosomal recessive form of the disease has been reported in one large inbred Arabic kindred in Israel-----[NORD 2005]-----------


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