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October-December 2015 | Vol. 8 | Issue 4 | Page No 12-15
Six lethal skeletal dysplasias which a pediatrician shouldnever miss
Sheela Nampoothiri
Department of Pediatric Genetics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Cochin, Kerala, India
Address for Correspondence Email: sheelanampoothiri@aims.amrita.edu
Lethal in Greek denotes ‘death bearing’. Lethal dysplasias present with short limbs or narrow thorax and lead to pulmonary hypoplasia. They are included in the classification of genetic bone disorders (Warman et al., 2011). Availability of a lot of photographs of radiographs in atlas of skeletal dysplasias help in radiological diagnosis (Schumacher et al., 2013; Spranger et al., 2002). The incidence
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