Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics

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Blepharophimosis, ptosis, epicanthus inversus syndrome type 2 with red hair, lymphedema of lower limbs and kidney stones in an Egyptian patient

Rabah M Shawky, R Gamal, Neveen S Seifeldin


We report the case of a 2 month old male, 6th in order of birth of 1st cousin consanguineous marriage with the typical features of blepharophimosis, ptosis, epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) including bilateral shortening of the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the palpebral fissures, bilateral eye lids drooping, lateral displacement of inner canthi with a small skin-fold obscuring the inner canthus of the eye. Our patient had normal psychomotor development. His father was similarly affected suggesting autosomal dominant inheritance. The patient had red brown hair, lymphedema of lower limbs and kidney stones which were not reported before with this syndrome. Most probably these additional features are associations with BPES.

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