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Steel syndrome

Disease definition

A rare genetic bone disease characterized by short stature, bilateral congenital hip dislocation, radial head dislocation, carpal coalition, scoliosis, pes cavus, and atlantoaxial subluxation. Dysmorphic facial features include broad forehead, broad nasal bridge, hypertelorism, and mild midface hypoplasia. Association with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss has also been described.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Bilateral hip and radial head dislocations-short stature-scoliosis-carpal coalitions-pes cavus-facial dysmorphism syndrome
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Neonatal, Infancy
  • ICD-10: Q87.5
  • OMIM: 615155
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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