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Atelosteogenesis type 2 is a severe disorder of cartilage and bone development.
Atelosteogenesis type II is an extremely rare disorder of cartilage and bone development in infants. Those with the disorder are usually stillborn.
Atelosteogenesis type 2 is one of several skeletal disorders caused by mutations in the slc26a2 gene. This gene provides instructions for making a protein that is essential for the normal development of cartilage and for its conversion to bone.
The signs and symptoms of atelosteogenesis type 2 are similar to those of another skeletal disorder called diastrophic dysplasia; however, atelosteogenesis type 2 is typically more severe.