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Autosomal recessive amelia

Disease definition

Autosomal recessive amelia is characterised by the absence of the upper limbs and severe underdevelopment of the lower limbs. Minor facial abnormalities (depressed nasal root, upturned nose, infra-orbital creases, prominent cheeks and micrognathia) were also reported. The syndrome has been described in three foetuses born to non consanguineous parents.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Neonatal, Antenatal
  • ICD-10: Q73.0
  • OMIM: 601360
  • UMLS: C1832432
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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