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Amniotic bands

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
  • Q79.8
  • C1527388
  • D000652
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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.

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