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Dr. Charles Kissel
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Polydactyly (Overview)

Polydactyly = congenital anomaly with presence of excess digits.


Dr. Charles Kissel
44 doctors shared insights

Polydactyly (Overview)

Polydactyly = congenital anomaly with presence of excess digits.


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Is polydactyly caused by inbreeding?

No: Polydactyly is the resultant from a developmental malforamtion that occurred in utero and is not related to inbreeding. This can cause other chromosomal issues but this is not one of them. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Is polydactyly rare?

Incidence is:::: "all types of polydactyly to be 2.3 per 1000 in white males, 0.6 per 1000 in white females, 13.5 per 1000 in black males, and 11.1 per 1000 in black females. The Swedish data alone showed polydactyly of all types to have an incidence of 1.0 per 1000, equally distributed between males and females." See: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1113584-overview#a0199 ...Read more

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What is polydactyly?

It means one has too: fingers or toes, ie more than 5 in one or more hand or the foot. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the disease polydactyly?

Please help! what is the disease polydactyly?

Not disease but a...: Condition 1 is born with. Poly=many, dactyl= fingers or toes. Not a congenital defect but it does run in families. Usually treated in early life by a hand surgeon or a pediatric surgeon experienced in the field. ...Read more

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Is motor and sensory function reduced during polydactyly?

No: Polydactyly simply refers to extra digits. The digits may be complete or partial. The nerve and vessel distribution in the extra digit depends upon its completeness and lack of syndactyly. ...Read more