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Is clinodactyly a genetic disorder, birth defect?

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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Yes, but .....

Clinodactyly is a curve of one or more fingers, which is pretty common, especially for the pinkies, and no big deal at all.
Technically it's a minor birth defect and usually not a sign of any problem. But sometimes it's one component of a rare genetic syndrome, like wahab syndrome (http://omim.Org/entry/615170) or a more common one, like down syndrome. I have a little clinodactyly myself!

In brief: Yes, but .....

Clinodactyly is a curve of one or more fingers, which is pretty common, especially for the pinkies, and no big deal at all.
Technically it's a minor birth defect and usually not a sign of any problem. But sometimes it's one component of a rare genetic syndrome, like wahab syndrome (http://omim.Org/entry/615170) or a more common one, like down syndrome. I have a little clinodactyly myself!
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