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Wiedemann-Spranger disease

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A very rare hereditary form of congenital skeletal dysplasia, of unknown aetiology and mode of transmission, characterized mainly by pseudorachitic long bone metaphyses and micromelic dwarfism. There is gradual improvement with catch-up growth later in childhood.


  • E. Kaufmann:
    Untersuchungen über die sogenannte foetale Rachitis Chondrodystrophia foetalis. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1892.
  • H-R. Wiedemann, J. Spranger:
    Chondrodysplasia metaphysaria (Dysostosis metaphysaria) - ein neuer Typ?.
    Zeitschrift für Kinderheilkunde, Berlin, 1970, 108: 171-186.

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