This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Oculodentodigital dysplasia is a condition that affects many parts of the body, including the eyes (oculo-), teeth (dento-), and fingers (digital). Symptoms of the condition include having small eyes, vision loss, missing teeth, frequent cavities, and bony growths in the fingers. The condition is caused by a mutation in GJA1 and is most typically inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Oculodentodigital dysplasia can be diagnosed by a clinical examination and confirmed with genetic testing. Management is based on treating the specific symptoms that each affected person exhibits. Early diagnosis can help ensure that the best treatment is available and that steps can be taken to prevent more symptoms from developing.
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