Medical Definition of Oculodentodigital dysplasia

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Oculodentodigital dysplasia: A genetic disorder that affects many body structures and systems, including the eyes, face, teeth, fingers and toes, and may also cause hearing loss, heart trouble and neurological problems. The disorder is due to mutation (change) in a gene called connexin 43. Also called the ODD syndrome.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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