Microcephalic osteodysplastic dwarfism (type II-like) in siblings.Clin Genet 1987; 32(2):88-94CG
We report about two sibs showing a common pattern of birth defects, with a pedigree suggestive of autosomal recessive heredity. The main features are intrauterine growth failure with very low birthweight; disproportionate dwarfism with predominantly distal shortening of limbs; small cubitally inclined clenched hands; microcephaly with Seckel-like facies and delayed psychomotor development. X-ray findings include metaphyseal flare, V-shaped femoral metaphyses and bowing of forearms. Primordial microcephalic osteodysplastic dwarfism Type II is discussed. Metabolic and nutritional data are presented and discussed.