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    What's your diagnosis?

    I'll post the correct answer in a day or three!

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    Phokomelia due to mothers thalidomide use during pregnancy
     


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    Thalidomide-induced phocomelia (Thalidomide Syndrome). A result of the drug Thalidomide affecting neural tissue during in-utero development of the fetus' limbs. Secondary to the mother taking Thalidomide, a sedative that was often prescribed in the past (I think particularly through the 60s?) for morning sickness during pregnancy.
     


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    Correct answer:

    Yes, it's phocomelia.

    A rare condition in which the arm bones are very short; sometimes, the entire arm is missing. Phocomelia can be a result of thalidomide, but it can also be seen as an autosomal recessive trait linked to a mutation in chromosome 8.

    Depending on the underlying cause, an encephalocele, hydrocephalus and malformation of internal organs can be seen.
     

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