A Case of Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata in Newborn


Karabay N., Keskindemirci G. , Adal E., Korkmaz O.

CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2014/879679
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE

Abstract

Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctate (RCDP) is a rare autosomal recessive peroxisomal disease. The main features of the disease are shortening of the proximal long bones, punctate calcifications located in the epiphyses of long bones and in soft tissues around joints and vertebral column, vertebral clefting, dysmorphic face, and severe growth retardation, whereas cervical spinal stenosis may also rarely be present. Imaging of the brain and spinal cord in patients with this disorder may aid prognosis and guide management decisions. We report the newborn diagnosed as CDP with cervical stenosis. Our aim is to discuss current knowledge on etiopathogenesis as well as radiological and clinical symptoms of diseases associated with CDP.