Neonatal progeroid syndrome
- Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome
- Progeroid syndrome neonatal
- Wiedemann Rautenstrauch syndrome
Your QuestionMy niece has been diagnosed with Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome and I was wondering what is known about the syndrome.
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- Subcutaneous lipoatrophy (deficiency or absence of the fat layer beneath the skin) which gives infants an aged appearance at birth
- Intrauterine growth restriction
- Failure to thrive
- Feeding difficulties
- Distinctive craniofacial features such as a triangular face; large skull with wide anterior (front) fontanelle; small, underdeveloped facial bones; natal teeth; low-set, posteriorly (towards the back) rotated ears, ectropion; and/or unusually sparse scalp hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes
- Thin arms and legs with disproportionately large hands and feet
- Small fingers and toes with underdeveloped nails
- Osteopenia (low bone density)
- Horizontal nystagmus
- Developmental delay
- Mild to severe intellectual disability
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- Arboleda G, Morales LC, Quintero L, Arboleda H. Neonatal progeroid syndrome (Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome): report of three affected sibs. Am J Med Genet A. July 2011; 155A(7):1712-1715.
- Pivnick EK. Wiedemann Rautenstrauch Syndrome. NORD. 2010; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/wiedemann-rautenstrauch-syndrome/.
- Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome. Orphanet. March 2010; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=3455.