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Overview of attention for article published in Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, June 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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Published in
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, June 2008
DOI 10.1186/1750-1172-3-15
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Samia A Temtamy, Mona S Aglan


Brachydactyly ("short digits") is a general term that refers to disproportionately short fingers and toes, and forms part of the group of limb malformations characterized by bone dysostosis. The various types of isolated brachydactyly are rare, except for types A3 and D. Brachydactyly can occur either as an isolated malformation or as a part of a complex malformation syndrome. To date, many different forms of brachydactyly have been identified. Some forms also result in short stature. In isolated brachydactyly, subtle changes elsewhere may be present. Brachydactyly may also be accompanied by other hand malformations, such as syndactyly, polydactyly, reduction defects, or symphalangism. For the majority of isolated brachydactylies and some syndromic forms of brachydactyly, the causative gene defect has been identified. In isolated brachydactyly, the inheritance is mostly autosomal dominant with variable expressivity and penetrtance. Diagnosis is clinical, anthropometric and radiological. Prenatal diagnosis is usually not indicated for isolated forms of brachydactyly, but may be appropriate in syndromic forms. Molecular studies of chorionic villus samples at 11 weeks of gestation and by amniocentesis after the 14th week of gestation can provide antenatal diagnosis if the causative mutation in the family is known. The nature of genetic counseling depends both on the pattern of inheritance of the type of brachydactyly present in the family and on the presence or absence of accompanying symptoms. There is no specific management or treatment that is applicable to all forms of brachydactyly. Plastic surgery is only indicated if the brachydactyly affects hand function or for cosmetic reasons, but is typically not needed. Physical therapy and ergotherapy may ameliorate hand function. Prognosis for the brachydactylies is strongly dependent on the nature of the brachydactyly, and may vary from excellent to severely influencing hand function. If brachydactyly forms part of a syndromic entity, prognosis often depends on the nature of the associated anomalies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 1%
Korea, Republic of 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Unknown 88 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 23%
Student > Master 12 13%
Researcher 12 13%
Other 8 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Other 20 22%
Unknown 12 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 3%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 16 17%

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