Kniest Chondrodystrophy

It is feasible that the major title of the record Kniest Dysplasia is not the name you anticipated. Kindly inspect the basic synonyms detailing to locate the alternative name(s) as well as problem community(s) covered by this record.


  • Swiss Cheese Cartilage Syndrome
  • Kniest Syndrome
  • Metatropic dysplasia, kind II
  • Metatropic dwarfism, kind II
  • Kniest chondrodystrophy

Condition Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion
Kniest dysplasia is just one of a number of types of dwarfism that is dued to a modification (anomaly) in a genetics referred to as COL2A1. This genetics is associated with the manufacturing of a certain healthy protein that creates kind 2 collagen, which is important for the regular growth of bones as well as various other connective cells. Modifications in the structure of kind 2 collagen result in uncommon skeletal development and also, hence, to a selection of dwarfing problems referred to as skeletal dysplasias.

Several of the symptoms of Kniest dysplasia, such as brief stature, bigger knees, and also cleft taste, are typically existing at birth. Various other qualities might not stand for 2 or 3 years.

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