A revised and extended classification of the distal arthrogryposes.

  title={A revised and extended classification of the distal arthrogryposes.},
  author={Michael J Bamshad and Lynn B. Jorde and John C Carey},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  volume={65 4},
Since the group of disorders known as the distal arthrogryposes (DAs) were defined, additional disorders characterized by multiple congenital contractures of the distal limbs were described, and the distribution of phenotypic findings in the DAs has been expanded. The breadth of disorders labeled as DAs has diminished the usefulness of the DA classification. We propose a strict definition of DA and diagnostic criteria for DA disorders. Subsequently, we use these standards and propose a revised… CONTINUE READING