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Karsch Neugebauer syndrome

Karsch Neugebauer syndrome Causes

Karsch Neugebauer syndrome is a genetic disorder. One type of Karsch Neugebauer syndrome is particularly associated with the mutation of the seventh chromosome.

Karsch Neugebauer syndrome Definition

Karsch Neugebauer syndrome (Ectrodactyly) also known as “lobster claw syndrome”, is a rare congenital (present at birth) deformity of the hand. This deformity is characterized by webbing of the fingers or toes. This unusual placement or position presents the hand to look like the claws of a lobster. This disorder also exhibits a missing toe or a missing finger. Other names that this disorder goes by are split hand deformity, lobster claw hand, cleft hand, ectrodactilia of the hand, and split hand/foot malformation.

Karsch Neugebauer syndrome Diagnosis

Physical appearance of the hand and foot can provide initial diagnosis.

Karsch Neugebauer syndrome Symptoms and Signs

Absent fibula, absent ulnar, missing fingers, and lobster claw appearance of the hand are some of the visible indications of Karsch Neugebauer syndrome. Short arm bones and other finger abnormalities may also suggest presence of Karsch Neugebauer syndrome.

Karsch Neugebauer syndrome Treatment

At present, there are treatments available to stabilize the hand in its normal position and appearance, however, it can not facilitate to allow the hand to assume its normal function. Some people with Karsch Neugebauer syndrome use prosthetic hands in their hope to avoid unfair criticism and hearing cruel words from others.

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