Current as of December 10, 2023
We will investigate the clinical manifestations and molecular genetic defects of human skeletal dysplasias and generalized short stature. Families with skeletal dysplasias or short stature of known or suspected genetic basis will be enrolled. Affected individuals or individuals suspected of having a skeletal dysplasia will undergo periodic clinical assessment and genetic analyses for the purpose of: 1) definition and characterization of phenotype, 2) determination of the natural history of the disorder, and 3) genotype/phenotype correlation. Genetic linkage studies may be performed for diso...
- Patients with known or suspected skeletal dysplasias or short stature and their family members of any age will be recruited worldwide from diverse medical communities including genetics, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and pediatrics.
- DISEASE CATEGORY I:
- Individuals and family members with a suspected or an established diagnosis of any FGFR3 disorder, type II collagen disorder, Schmid metaphyseal dysplasia, pyknodysostosis, proximal symphalangism, or brachydactyly type C.
- DISEASE CATEGORY II:
- Individuals and family members with a suspected or an established diagnosis of a skeletal dysplasia in which the disease gene is not yet known, including: Ellis van Crevald, brachydactyly types B and E, and cartilage-hair hypoplasia.
- DISEASE CATEGORY III:
- Individuals and family members who have previously uncharacterized systemic manifestations suggestive of a skeletal dysplasias, with clinical findings of: disproportionate or proportionate short stature; and/or cleft palate; and/or detached retina; and/or history of loose joints or frequent joint dislocation; and/or history of, or family history of, premature arthritis.
- Short Stature Category I: Individuals with generalized short stature and their family members. This includes adults with abnormal stature as statistically defined from standardized growth charts.
- Must be able to give informed consent, older children (greater than or equal to 7 years old) who do not give assent, or persons who are wards of the state will be excluded from the study.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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