AMSTERDAM DWARF DISEASE

a hereditary disease marked by overdue development, limited height, microcephalus, and components like cleft lip and palate, hirsutism, and upturned nose. Other developments can consist of deformed or absent appendages, phalanges, or hands, seizing disorders, digestive tract irregularities, and heart problems. Growth setbacks are fairly typical, like some level of cognitive retardation. Commonly referred to as Amsterdam type of retardation- Brachmann-de Lange syndrome.

AMSTERDAM DWARF DISEASE: "Frequent episodes of disturbing behavior combined with other, clearer symptoms, is often a symptom of Amsterdam Dwarf Disease."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AMSTERDAM DWARF DISEASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/amsterdam-dwarf-disease/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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