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Congenital contractural arachnodactyly

Disease definition

Congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA, Beals syndrome) is a connective tissue disorder characterized by multiple flexion contractures, arachnodactyly, severe kyphoscoliosis, abnormal pinnae and muscular hypoplasia.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Beals syndrome
    • Beals-Hecht syndrome
    • CCA syndrome
    • Distal arthrogryposis type 9
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q68.8
  • OMIM: 121050
  • UMLS: C0220668
  • MeSH: C536211
  • GARD: 5899
  • MedDRA: -

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