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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.

Credit to - www.rarediseases.org



Here is an orginization relating to Melnick-Needles Syndrome:

Melnick-Needles Syndrome Support Group
4 Kivner Lane
East Sussex None TN40 2ST

Phone #: 014-242-1779
E-mail: gill@melnickneedlesyndrome.com
Home page:
http://www.melnickneedlesyndrome.com
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