Purpose: Lymphedema-Distichiasis (LD, OMIM 153400) is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable expression. The mutated gene implicated is FOXC2, which encodes for a forkhead transcription factor involved in the development of the lymphatic and vascular system. LD is characterized by late childhood or pubertal onset lymphedema of the limbs and distichiasis. Other associations have been reported, including congenital heart disease, ptosis, scoliosis. Conclusions: Here we describe a case of LD carrying a de novo frameshift mutation of FOXC2 who presented a prepubertal onset of lower limbs lymphedema and mild distichiasis associated with other anomalies such as webbing neck and ptosis.
- Frameshift mutation
- Lymphedema-Distichiasis Syndrome
- Prebuberal onset
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health