Mesoectodermal Dysplasia Dwarfism and Getting Disability

Mesoectodermal Dysplasia Dwarfism

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What is Mesoectodermal dysplasia?

Mesoectodermal dysplasia is a rare genetic (inherited) condition that is marked by  ectodermal dysplasia (abnormal development of nails, teeth, skin, hair and sweat glands), a high frequency of congenital (present at birth) heart defects and postaxial polydactyly (duplication of the small finger).  Mesoectodermal dysplasia is a condition of dwarfism that may qualify you for SSI or SSDI disability benefits.

Mesoectodermal dysplasia is characterized by disproportionate dwarfism (extremely short stature). It is also evidenced by abnormalities of your nails and hair, especially short forearms and lower legs, extra toes and/or fingers and a small narrow chest with short ribs. Do you have mesoectodermal dysplasia? Dwarfism?  If so, you may be entitled to social security disability benefits like SSI or SSDI. The way to find out is by checking with one of the social security attorneys at The social security attorneys at will advise you in regard to receiving disability benefits. Do not delay. Contact one of the social security attorneys at, at your earliest convenience.

Mesoectodermal dysplasia is referred to in other ways. It is also known as  chondroectodermal dysplasia and Ellis-van Creveld syndrome.

Mesoectodermal dysplasia is often the result of something that is referred to as “founder effects.” In population genetics, founder effects is a term that is used in reference to the loss of genetic variation, like dwarfism, that may take place when a new population is established by an extremely small number of people from a larger population. Some small island populations and the Amish are examples of founder effects.

Thankfully, mesoectodermal dysplasia is a relatively rare condition. However, the condition does occur with a higher rate of incidence inside of founder-effect populations. Again, this is due to a lack of genetic variability.

Mesoectodermal dysplasia is an inherited condition. This means that the condition is passed down from parent to child by way of a defective (faulty) gene.

The pattern in which mesoectodermal dysplasia is inherited is what is known as autosomal recessive. This means that both of your parents have to have the faulty gene in order for you to inherit this condition.

The signs and symptoms that are produced by mesoectodermal dysplasia are not the same in every person who is afflicted with the condition. In addition, the severity of mesoectodermal dysplasia varies greatly from person to person.

Signs and Symptoms of mesoectodermal dysplasia

There are several different signs and symptoms that may take place with mesoectodermal dysplasia. Some of these are:

  • Short arms and legs, especially your forearms and lower legs
  • Heart defects, such as a hole in your heart (atrial septal defect)
  • Short stature such as dwarfism that usually ranges anywhere from 31/2 to 5 feet tall
  • Your urethra does not develop into a full tube and urine goes out of your body from an abnormal location as a result (epispadias)
  • Tooth abnormalities that may include peg teeth and/or natal teeth (teeth that are present at birth), widely spaced teeth and delayed or missing teeth
  • Nail difficulties that may include missing or deformed nails
  • A cleft palate or lip
  • Polydactyly (extra fingers)
  • Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)
  • Sparse, absent or fine textured hair
  • A limited range of motion.
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