Ellis-van Creveld syndrome is a congenital disorder which occurs due to genetic mutations. It is usually passed on from the parents to the offspring. It is a growth and development related disorder in which a growing child is not able to experience a proper level of growth. The identification signs of this disorder are: comparatively shorter forearms and lower legs and a narrow chest with short ribs. Additionally other limbs are also affected and remain shorter. The individuals diagnosed with this disorder have a typically shorter stature and their overall body height growth remains minimal.
HOW IS ELLIS-VAN CREVELD SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome is also known as dwarfism. It derives the name from the fictional characters in English literature called dwarfs, who are typically short in height.