A child with obesity and polydactyly

طفل يعاني من السمنة و كثرة الاصابع

Yousif Baha’addin Ahmed

Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences مجلة زانكو للعلوم الطبية
ISSN: 19955588/19955596 Year: 2012 Volume: 16 Issue: 3 Pages: 268-270
Publisher: Hawler Medical Univeristy جامعة هولير الطبية


Bardet Biedle syndrome is a rare genetic disorder related to Laurence moon syndrome. It is characterized by obesity, hypogonadism, polydactyly, renal abnormalities, retinal pigmentation, and other features, some patients has mental retardation and other clinical findings. Situs inversus is very rarely reported as an association of this syndrome, The cause of this syndrome is genetic with multiple genes involved, it is usually inherited as autosomal recessive pattern .There is no any proved treatment for this syndrome apart from dealing with specific problems which might have been arisen. We presented a 6 years old boy patient exhibiting characteristic features of this syndrome with additional rare associated features that make the case unique and discrete. In the setting of this case, the literature about Bardet Biedl syndrome was reviewed.


Bardet Biedl --- Laurence Moon