We report on a girl with congenital hypoplastic anaemia, 'coarse' face, generalized hypertrichosis with scalp hypotrichosis, short fifth finger, hypoplastic toenails, and mental retardation. A sister of the proposita, who died at the age of 1 year, had severe congenital anaemia, hypoplastic fingernails, low birth weight, failure to thrive, and repeated upper respiratory tract infections. Based on family history, we suspect that hypoplastic anaemia and the same multiple congenital anomalies-mental retardation syndrome (MCA/MR) were also present in this sister. To the best of our knowledge, this patient represents the first report of congenital hypoplastic anaemia and such a complex MCA/MR syndrome, probably inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Medical Genetics|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 5 1999|
- 19q13 region
- Autosomal recessive inheritance
- Complex disorder
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