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The Unreliability of Metacarpo-Phalangeal Profile (MPP) in the Diagnosis of Achondroplasia

  • R. Pallotta
  • M. Castiglione
  • R. Nardi
  • G. Carlone
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)

Abstract

In the field of osteochondrodysplasias the etiopathogenetic aspects and several morbid clinical pictures until now unknown or confused with others already noted, have yet to be investigated or defined. In fact, it is possible to find oneself evaluating clinical cases that may present common characteristics that render them confusing one with the other, but are inherited with diverse modalities that cause varying of genetic counselling.

Keywords

Genetic Counselling Distal Phalanx Pattern Profile Proximal Phalange Diverse Modality 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Pallotta
    • 1
  • M. Castiglione
    • 1
  • R. Nardi
    • 1
  • G. Carlone
    • 1
  1. 1.ChietiItaly

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