What are the possible complications of cartilage-hair hypoplasia (CHH)?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Alan P Knutsen, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Numerous orthopedic complications present problems for patients with short-limb dwarfism.

Susceptibility to infections may be increased because of impaired T-cell and B-cell immunity.

Risk of malignancy, especially leukemia and lymphoma, has been reported;

Risk of GI obstruction in infancy, especially due to Hirschsprung disease, needs to be monitored.


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