Arthrogryposis natural history, complications and prognosis

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Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Complications

Complications may include scoliosis, lung hypoplasia leading to respiratory problems, growth retardation, midfacial hemangioma, facial and jaw deformities, respiratory problems, and abdominal hernias.

Prognosis

Individuals with AMC require vigorous therapy and surgical intervention. This however depends on severity. AMC is not a progressive disorder since there are positive factors including normal cognition and speech and a potential for functional mobility. This can lead to a productive and independent lifestyle and adapting to specific situations as required.[1]

References

  1. Hall JG. Amyoplasia, the most common type of Arthrogryposis: the potential for good outcome. Pediatrics. 1996;97:225-231.



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