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Kenny-Caffey syndrome type 2

Other Names for this Disease
  • Dwarfism, cortical thickening of tubular bones and transient hypocalcemia
  • KCS2
  • Kenny-Caffey syndrome, autosomal dominant
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Kenny-Caffey syndrome type 2 is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormalities affecting the skeleton, the head, and the eyes.[1][2] Recurrent episodes of hypocalcemia in the blood are common.[2] Intelligence is normal. Inheritance in most cases is autosomal dominant.[1]
Last updated: 1/21/2010


  1. Kenny-Caffey Syndrome, Type 2. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). 2009; Accessed 1/21/2010.
  2. Diaz, GA. Kenny-Caffey Syndrome. NORD Guide to Rare Disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003;
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