Walt Disney dwarfism

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Walt Disney dwarfism 

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Walt Disney dwarfism


An über rare autosomal recessive condition (OMIM:231070) characterised by stunted growth, senile changes of skin with wrinkling, corneal opacification, osteoporosis with multiple bone fractures and deformities; the facial dysmorphia of these patients have a “droopy, jowled, prematurely aged appearance”, hence the commonly used alternative term, Walt Disney dwarfism.

It was so named in the original report Gerodermie osteodysplastique hereditaire, Ann Pediat 1950 174: 126–127, by Drs Bamatter, Franceschetti, Klein and Sierro who described 5 affected members from a Swiss family as having the physical appearance of dwarfs from the 1937 Walt Disney animation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Synonyms Bamatter syndrome, geroderma osteodysplastica,  hereditary geroderma osteodysplastica, hereditary osteodysplastic geroderma, osteodysplastic geroderma, Walt Disney syndrome 

Reference en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerodermia_osteodysplastica  

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