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Syndrome of gingival hypertrophy, hirsutism, mental retardation and brachymetacarpia in two sisters: specific entity or variant of a described condition?

Two sisters born to consanguineous Lebanese parents had mental retardation and epilepsy, brachymetacarpalia, hirsutism, bulbous soft nose, thick floppy ears with abnormal configuration and gingival hypertrophy. One girl presented additionally with tetralogy of Fallot and the other with congenital hypothyroidism and bilateral ureteral stenosis. These manifestations resemble the syndrome of hypertrichosis-gingival fibromatosis-mental retardation and seizures of Anavi et al. [1989: Dev Med Child Neurol 31:538-542] but our two girls additionally have brachymetacarpia. The inheritance seems to be autosomal recessive. These two sisters may represent a hitherto undescribed syndrome. We discuss the findings in our patients in relation to the literature.[1]

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  1. Syndrome of gingival hypertrophy, hirsutism, mental retardation and brachymetacarpia in two sisters: specific entity or variant of a described condition? Göhlich-Ratmann, G., Lackner, A., Schaper, J., Voit, T., Gillessen-Kaesbach, G. Am. J. Med. Genet. (2000) [Pubmed]
 
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