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We describe two females with de novo X;Y translocations, who presented at birth with irregular linear areas of erythematous skin hypoplasia involving the head and neck, along with eye findings that included microphthalmia, corneal opacities, and orbital cysts. The features in these children are similar to but distinct from those seen in females with Goltz(More)
Fuhrmann syndrome and the Al-Awadi/Raas-Rothschild/Schinzel phocomelia syndrome are considered to be distinct limb-malformation disorders characterized by various degrees of limb aplasia/hypoplasia and joint dysplasia in humans. In families with these syndromes, we found homozygous missense mutations in the dorsoventral-patterning gene WNT7A and confirmed(More)
A male infant was found to have bilateral exudative retinopathy at 6 months of age. A month later severe aplastic anaemia was diagnosed, eventually leading to the infant's death. Additional features of this seemingly new syndrome were intrauterine growth retardation, fine sparse hair, fine reticulate skin pigmentation, ataxia because of cerebellar(More)
Schwartz-Jampel syndrome (SJS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterised by the presence of myotonia with a mask-like face, skeletal dysplasia, and growth retardation. Two types have been defined by the age of manifestation of the symptoms. Linkage of Schwartz-Jampel syndrome to human chromosome 1p34-p36.1 has been shown in families where(More)
Neonatal diabetes mellitus is a rare condition, the causes of which are mostly unknown. One well defined though very rare entity is the autosomal recessive Wolcott-Rallison syndrome, in which permanent neonatal diabetes, osteopenia, and epiphyseal dysplasia occur. Only five previous families have been reported, and here we describe the second in which(More)
PURPOSE Analysis of typical conventional radiological and CT findings in our group of patients with the rare skeletal dysplasia Stueve-Wiedemann-Syndrome (SWS) and comparison with published data. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 16 newborns with clinically dysmorphic features, dwarfism, and bowed limbs, radiographs of the chest and skeleton were obtained for(More)
The generation and homeostasis of bone tissue throughout development and maturity is controlled by the carefully balanced processes of bone formation and resorption. Disruption of this balance can give rise to a broad range of skeletal pathologies. Lethal osteosclerotic bone dysplasia (or, Raine syndrome) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by(More)
In 1981 Delleman and Oorthuys' reported two children with congenital malformations consisting of orbital cysts, cerebral malformations, focal dermal defects, and skin appendages. They suggested the term 'oculocerebrocutaneous' syndrome to describe this group of malformations. Three other cases have subsequently been reported.24 We review the features in(More)