Thanatophoric Dysplasia

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Thanatophoric dysplasia was originally described by Maroteaux et al. in 1967. The term “thanatophoric” was coined to mean “death bearing” in Greek. Thanatophoric dysplasia is probably the most common lethal neonatal dwarfism with an estimated incidence of 0.2–0.5 per 10,000 births.


Osteogenesis Imperfecta Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Acanthosis Nigricans Stop Codon Mutation Thanatophoric Dysplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical GeneticsShriners Hospitals for ChildrenShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Perinatal and Clinical Genetics, Department of PediatricsLSU Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA

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