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The following summary is from Orphanet, a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.
Orpha Number: 2619
Mseleni joint disease (MJD) is a rare and crippling chondrodysplasia, reported mainly in the Maputaland region in northern Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, characterized by a bilateral and uniform arthropathy of the joints that primarily and most severely affects the hip but that can also affect many other joints (i.e. knees, ankles, wrists, shoulders, elbows), and that manifests with pain and stiffness that progressively limits joint movement, eventually compromising a patient's ability to walk. Severe short staure and brachydactyly have been reported in a few patients with MJD.
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Source: GARD Last updated on 05-01-20
80%-99% of people have these symptoms.
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|Abnormality of the metaphysis|
|Abnormal form of the vertebral bodies|
|Abnormality of the pulmonary veins|
|Shortening of all middle phalanges of the toes|
|Hypoplastic iliac body|
|Merkel cell skin cancer|
|Hypoplasia of the femoral head|
|Abnormality of epiphysis morphology|
|Abnormality of the hip bone|
|Abnormality of the knee|
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