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Amniotic bands

Disease definition

Amniotic band syndrome (ABS) describes a group of sporadic congenital anomalies, that occur in association with amniotic bands, involving the limbs, craniofacial regions, spine and trunk with a highly variable clinical spectrum ranging from simple digital band constriction (or amputation) to complex craniofacial, central nervous system and visceral anomalies.


  • Synonym(s):
    • ADAM syndrome
    • Amniotic deformity-adhesion-mutilation syndrome
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive or Not applicable or Unknown 
  • Age of onset: Antenatal
  • ICD-10: Q79.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C1527388
  • MeSH: D000652
  • GARD: 429
  • MedDRA: -

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