Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome: First Molecularly Confirmed Case from Sub-Saharan Africa.Case Rep Genet. 2017; 2017:9327169.CR
We report a case of a male baby who has characteristic signs of Freeman-Sheldon syndrome, a rare but recognizable, severe autosomal dominant form of distal arthrogryposis. Diagnosis was based on the distinctive clinical characteristics of the syndrome and confirmed by genetic analysis that showed a de novo missense mutation c.2015G>A (p.Arg672His) of the MYH3 gene. We highlight the different features present in our patient and describe the etiology of the Freeman-Sheldon phenotype and how its clinical complications can be dealt with. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first molecularly confirmed case of Freeman-Sheldon syndrome in sub-Saharan Africa.