Seckel syndrome is a very rare inherited (congenital) disease, characterized by growth deficit, which settles before birth (intrauterine growth retardation) with the birth of a low birth weight fetus.
The growth retardation continues even after birth (postnatal), the result of this process being a small child (dwarf).
Other symptoms and physical features associated with Seckel syndrome include:
Some children may also have permanent fixation of the little finger in a curved position (crinodactyly), malformations in the hip (dysplasia), dislocation of a bone at the forearm (radial dislocation), and / or other physical abnormalities. Seckel syndrome appears to be inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.
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