This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata type 1 (RCDP1) is a condition that impairs the normal development of many parts of the body. The major features of this disorder include skeletal abnormalities, distinctive facial features, intellectual disability, and respiratory problems. The condition is caused by mutations in the PEX7 gene. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata type 1 is one of five types of rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata. The types have similar features and are distinguished by their genetic cause.
For more information, visit GARD.