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Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 11

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Autosomal dominant A pathogenic variant in only one gene copy in each cell is sufficient to cause an autosomal dominant disease.


Autosomal recessive Pathogenic variants in both copies of each gene of the chromosome are needed to cause an autosomal recessive disease and observe the mutant phenotype.


dominant X-linked dominant inheritance, sometimes referred to as X-linked dominance, is a mode of genetic inheritance by which a dominant gene is carried on the X chromosome.


recessive Pathogenic variants in both copies of a gene on the X chromosome cause an X-linked recessive disorder.


Mitochondrial or multigenic Mitochondrial genetic disorders can be caused by changes (mutations) in either the mitochondrial DNA or nuclear DNA that lead to dysfunction of the mitochondria and inadequate production of energy.


Multigenic or multifactor Inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance, as in the causation of a disease by multiple genetic and environmental factors.


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Other names (AKA)

Lethal congenital contracture arthrogryposis-11; LCCS11


Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 11 (LCCS11) is a severe disorder characterized by congenital (present at birth) contractures. A contracture is a condition in which a joint becomes permanently fixed in a bent or straightened position, partially or completely restricting the movement of the affected joint. The condition has only being described in few people. Symptoms include flexion and extension contractures of the upper and lower limbs, very small lungs (pulmonary hypoplasia), a small and recessed lower jaw (retrognathia), bent toes and fingers (camptodactyly), and bilateral clubfoot. The disease is very severe and most affected infants die soon after birth due to respiratory complications. Ultrasound examination done during the prenatal period may show a fetus that does not move.[1][2] 

Lethal congenital contracture arthrogryposis 11 is caused by mutations in the GLDN gene. Inheritance is autosomal recessive. Treatment is supportive and may include tracheostomy due to the respiratory problems and a feeding tube for nutrition.[1][2] 

Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 11 is a subtype of the lethal congenital contracture syndromes, which are classified under the arthrogryposis syndromes. The term arthrogryposis is used to describe multiple congenital contractures that affect two or more different areas of the body.[3]


This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.

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5%-29% of people have these symptoms
Receding chin
Receding lower jaw
Weak chin
Weak jaw

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Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO
Autosomal recessive inheritance
Decreased fetal movement
Less than 10 fetal movements in 12 hours
High levels of amniotic fluid
Pulmonary hypoplasia
Small lung
Underdeveloped lung

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In-Depth Information

  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 


  1. Maluenda J & cols. Mutations in GLDN, encoding gliomedin, a critical component of the nodes of Ranvier, are responsible for lethal arthrogryposis. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2016; 99:928-933. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27616481.
  2. Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 11. OMIM. 2016; https://www.omim.org/entry/617194.
  3. Eshed Y, Feinberg K, Poliak S, Sabanay H, Sarig-Nadir O, Spiegel I, Bermingham JR Jr & Peles E. Gliomedin mediates Schwann cell-axon interaction and the molecular assembly of the nodes of Ranvier. Neuron. 2005; 47:215-229. https://www.cell.com/neuron/pdf/S0896-6273(05)00532-5.pdf.