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What causes abnormally small hands and feet?

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what would cause a person to have small hands and feet...abnormally small?
Posted Mon, 7 May 2012 in Growth and Development in Children
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Abnormally small hands and feet are seen associated with genetic malformations or some syndromes like Rett syndrome, Gottron syndrome, Robinow syndrome, Acrodysostosis, etc. Such a malformation is always present by birth and is not acquired.
Exact diagnosis needs a detailed physical examination and some tests like chromosomal study.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal.

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