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Título: Achondroplasia and Down’s Syndrome – Case Report of a Rare Association
Autor: Santos, S
Silva, T
Pinto, M
Palavras-chave: Acondroplasia
Síndrome de Down
Estudo de Caso
Data: 2011
Editora: Elsevier Doyma
Citação: Rev Med Int Sindr Down. 2011;15(2):26-28
Resumo: The association of achondroplasia and Down’s syndrome is very rare and only five cases have been reported in the literature so far. These two genetic alterations have overlapping features such as short stature, developmental delay or hypotonia that complicate management and follow up. We report the case of a girl that is unique since she was born from a mother with achondroplasia and a healthy father. Achondroplasia was dominantly inherited from the mother but at birth she had features of Down’s syndrome as well, confirmed later by kariotype. We review her evolution regarding physical health, cognitive problems and adaptive behavior during her eight years of life. To our knowledge this is the first report of the combination of both disorders in which the achondroplasia was inherited and not a “de novo” mutation. We address the problems resulting from the additional burden of having two disorders, and how they can be improved, aiming to help others in the future to deal with these cases.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.17/1720
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