DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for brachydactyly

Brachydactyly [DOID:0050581]

Brachydactyly (Greek βραχύς = "short" plus δάκτυλος = "finger"), is a medical term which literally means "shortness of the fingers and toes" (digits). The shortness is relative to the length of other long bones and other parts of the body. Brachydactyly is an inherited, usually dominant trait. It most often occurs as an isolated dysmelia, but can also occur with other anomalies as part of many congenital syndromes.

Synonyms:  brachydactyly,  DOID:0050581