Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata Type I
Moataz Abbara, Abdullah Tolaymat, M. Adel Abdessamad, M. Sami Walid
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Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata Type I is one of the rare peroxisome disorders. We report the case of a newborn white male that developed seizures and skeletal dysmorphism. The baby had short humerus bones with stippled epiphy-ses, consistent with the disease. He had also delay in myelinization on brain MRI with bilateral subependymal cysts over the atria and frontal horns of the lateral ventricles. Usually, infants with this disorder do not live long. This unfor-tunate little patient died at 5 weeks age from pneumonia. We emphasize the importance of antenatal screening for these disorders especially when a family history of dysmorphism is positive.

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M. Abbara, A. Tolaymat, M. Abdessamad and M. Walid, "Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata Type I," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2010, pp. 84-86. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2010.12017.

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