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Monday, January 30, 2012
This 1680 painting and these photographs both depict the same disease. These patients are often born by C-section due to breech, decreased fetal activity, and polyhydramnios. Prenatal ultrasound might show unusual positioning of hands and feet. As neonates, patients demonstrate profound hypotonia, feeding difficulties, a weak cry, and genital hypoplasia. Toddlers are slow to acquire their motor milestones, and starting between age 1-6, they become obese from eating a lot. Patients are often short and have growth hormone deficiency. Most patients show some behavioral problems and learning difficulties.
Challenge: What's your diagnosis?
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