Search for a rare disease

* (*) mandatory field

Other search option(s)

Suggest an update

(*) Required fields.


Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed.

Captcha image

Lethal Kniest-like dysplasia

Disease definition

Lethal Kniest-like dysplasia is a severe lethal skeletal dysplasia. It has been described in two sibs (one male and one female) born to nonconsanguineous parents. It is characterized by dumbbell-shaped long bones with markedly shortened diaphyses and metaphyseal irregularities.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q77.8
  • OMIM: 245190
  • UMLS: C1855605
  • MeSH: C537208
  • GARD: 3124
  • MedDRA: -

Additional information

Specialised Social Services

The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care by a qualified specialist and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.