TITLE

Scheuermann's disease

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1951
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Scheuermann's disease" is presented. It refers to a spinal deformity with an autosomal dominant inheritance, occurring most commonly in early adolescence. This is characterized by a marked thoracolumbar kyphosis, which is an increased convexity of the back in the thoracic area. Its symptoms are back pain in the affected area and poor posture or fatigue.
ACCESSION #
21244931

 

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