Medical Definition of Melchior syndrome

1. An osteochondrodysplasia that clinically resembles Morquio's syndrome, but without excretion of mucopolysaccharides; characterised by mental retardation, short stature, progressive sternal bulging, flattening of vertebral bodies and iliac crests, shortening of metacarpals, and changes in long bones; autosomal recessive inheritance, but there is an X-linked form. Dyskinesia, clearance of mucus is sluggish and bronchiectasis is prevalent and intractable. There is evidence that the defect lies in dynein, a protein in the cilia. The pattern of inheritance is apparently autosomal recessive however multiple versions may exist. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melchior Syndrome

Melanotis
Melanotis caerulescens
Melanthiaceae
Melastoma malabathricum
Melastomaceae
Melastomataceae
Melb
Melba
Melba toast
Melbourne
Melbournite
Melbournites
Melburnian
Melburnians
Melchior
Melchior syndrome (current term)
Melchiors
Melchite
Melchizedek
Melchizedeks
Meleagrididae
Meleagris gallopavo
Melekeok
Meleney's gangrene
Meleney's ulcer
Meles
Meles meles
Melia
Melia Azadirachta
Melia azedarach

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