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Microgastria limb reduction defect


Other Names for this Disease

  • Congenital microgastria and limb reduction defects
  • Microgastria-limb reduction defects association
  • MLRD
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Your Question

Where can I find more information about this syndrome? My daughter has it. Is there any group for parents of children with this?

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What is microgastria limb reduction defect?

Microgastria limb reduction defect is a rare disorder with less than 60 previously reported cases. Children born with this condition have a small stomach (microgastria) and limb abnormalities. Symptoms may include vomiting, aspiration pneumonia and growth problems. Abnormalities involving the heart, lungs, kidney and gastrointestinal system are also symptoms of this condition. This condition is caused by an error that occurs during the development of the embryo. Treatment may involve reconstructive surgery (Hunt-Lawrence pouch) to help improve the child's feeding abilities.[1]
Last updated: 2/27/2014

Are there any support organizations for individuals with microgastria limb reduction defect?

Yes, please visit the following link for a list of organizations supporting this condition. http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/3640/microgastria-limb-reduction-defect/resources/5
Last updated: 2/27/2014

References
Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenital microgastria and limb reduction defects
  • Microgastria-limb reduction defects association
  • MLRD
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.