BackgroundGrowth monitoring is an essential part of primary health care in children and short stature is frequently regarded as a relatively early sign of poor health. The association of short stature and dysmorphic features should always lead to exclude an underlying syndromic disorder.Case presentationWe report the case of an Indian school-aged boy with dysmorphic features, intellectual disability and a clinical history characterized by seizures and hearing problems. Although his height was always included in the normal range for age and sex throughout childhood, he presented a short near-adult stature in relation to his mid-parent sex-adjusted target height. This is probably due to a rapidly progressive pubertal development.ConclusionsIn the presence of characteristic dysmorphic features, intellectual disability, seizures and hearing problems, KBG syndrome should always be considered. This emergent condition presents a wide spectrum of clinical phenotypes and is often associated with adult short stature.
|Titolo:||DYSMORPHIC features and adult short stature: possible clinical markers of KBG syndrome|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|