Chondroectodermal Dysplasia and Getting Social Security Disability
Can I get Social Security Disability for chondroectodermal dysplasia? If this is something you are wanting to know, it is probably because you are afflicted with this disorder, and it and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating conditions along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Chondroectodermal dysplasia is a rare form of what is known as skeletal dysplasia. Skeletal dysplasia refers to an abnormality in your bone formation, which can affect any part of your skeleton.
Chondroectodermal dysplasia is a rare genetic (inherited) disorder that is characterized by ectodermal dysplasia (abnormal development of nails, hair, skin, teeth and sweat glands), postaxial polydactyly (duplication of the small finger) and a high percentage of congenital heart defects (those present at birth).
Chondroectodermal dysplasia is also classified as a type of mesomelic limb shortening. This kind of limb shortening is used in reference to the intermediate (middle) part of a limb.
Chondroectodermal dysplasia may manifest several different signs and symptoms. However, the signs and symptoms are not the same in every person who has the disorder, and the severity of the syndrome also varies greatly from person to person. Some of the possible signs and symptoms are:Absent, sparse or fine textured hairA cleft lip and/or palateLimited range of motionExtra fingers (polydactyly)Narrowing of the chest with short ribsFailure of one or more of the testes to descend into the scrotum (cryptorchidism)Triradiate acetabulae (developmental dysplasia of the hip)Heart defects, such as atrial septal defect (a hole in the heart)Nail problems, such as deformed or missing nailsShort arms and legs, especially in regard to the forearms and lower legsDisproportionate dwarfism (extremely short stature, usually ranging from 3½ to 5 feet tall)Dental abnormalities, such as peg teeth, natal teeth, missing teeth, delayed teeth and widely spaced teethEpispadias (a rare type of malformation of the penis in which the urethra does not develop into a full tube and urine leaves the body from an abnormal location).
As mentioned earlier, chondroectodermal dysplasia is an inherited (genetic) disorder. This is where a disorder is handed down from a parent to their child by means of a defective (mutated) gene.
Chondroectodermal dysplasia is often the result of what is referred to as founder effects. This refers to a loss of genetic variation due to an extremely small new population coming from a larger population. An example of this is a small island population.
Again, you may be afflicted with chondroectodermal dysplasia. It and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating conditions that you have in conjunction with it may be why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
You may have already applied for Social Security Disability and been denied. If you are going to reapply or appeal your denial, keep this important fact in mind. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than people without an attorney.
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Article written by James Shugart
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