Cornelia-de Lange syndrome in an Egyptian infant with unusual bone deformities

  • RM Shawky
  • HS Abd-Elkhalek
  • S Gad
  • SA Mohammad
  • NS Seifeldin


We report a 4 month old female infant with the typical features of Cornelia-de Lange syndrome. What was striking in our patient was the presence of skeletal anomalies not reported previously. These included arachnodactly of both fingers and toes, flexion of thumbs at metacarpophalengeal joints, bilateral short big toes, angulation of the lower part of the bones of right forearm and both legs with multiple skin folds. Also biochemical and X-ray evidence of rickets was detected mostly due to malnutrition and failure to thrive. The patient died at the age of 5 months with bronchopneumonia
and gastroenteritis.

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