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Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome

Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome Causes

Hadju-Cheney Syndrome direct cause is not known however, genetic transmission is often linked to the cause of the medical condition.

Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome Definition

Hajdu-Cheney syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue which causes severe and excessive bone resorption leading to osteoporosis.

Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome Diagnosis

Diagnosis is through clinical and laboratory findings include endocrine function tests. Radiographic examination is also used.

Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes breakdown of bone which is most common in the bones of the fingers and toes, deformed skull, short stature, laxity of the joints and reduction of the bone mass (Olivera Potparic, John Gibson A Dictionary of Congenital Malformations and Disorders).

Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome Treatment

Drug therapy bisphosphonates is often used to treat problems with bone resorption.

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