Johanson-Blizzard syndrome with Diamond-Blackfan anemia
Department of Neurology, The Children's Hospital, Al Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP (Impact Factor: 0.35). 09/2010; 20(9):627-8.
Johanson Blizzard syndrome (JBS) is a rare multi-system disorder characterized by congenital aplasia or hypoplasia of alae nasi, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, hypothyroidism, deafness, growth retardation, varying degree of mental retardation, alopecia, wide open fontanels, anti-mongoloid slant, café-au-lait spots and absent of permanent teeth. We report a 3 months old male child having Johanson Blizzard syndrome with classical clinical features, pancreatic insufficiency and Diamond-Blackfan anemia.
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ABSTRACT: Johanson-Blizzard syndrome (JBS); (OMIM: 243800) presents with features of malabsorption and dysmorphic features with onset of symptoms in infantile age group. The disorder was first described in the year 1971 with report of the first Indian case in 2004. We discuss two rare phenotypes (hepatitis and anemia) in a molecularly confirmed case of JBS.
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