Melnick-Needles syndrome (MNS) is a
genetic disorder of bone characterized by skeletal abnormalities and a specific facial appearance. The skeletal abnormalities
include bowing of long bones, s-curved leg bones, ribbon-like ribs and a hardening of the skull base. The typical facial features
include prominent, protruding eyes, full cheeks, an extremely small lower jaw and a hairy forehead. The condition may affect
many bones of the body causing deformity and in some cases short stature.
Melnick-Needles syndrome is thought to be
inherited as an X-linked dominant genetic disorder.
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