publication . Article . 2014

Seckel syndrome: A rare case report

Vipin Goel; Rinky Sisodia; Ravi Kadur Sundar Raj;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, volume 32, page 160 (issn: 0970-4388, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Seckel syndrome (SS) is a rare, autosomal recessive syndrome; characterized by severe intrauterine and postnatal growth retardation, microcephaly, mental retardation, and typical facial appearance with beaklike protrusion of the midface (bird headed). In addition to the characteristic craniofacial dysmorphism and skeletal defects, abnormalities have been described in the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Usually such patients have poor psychomotor development. This case report presents an 8-year-old child with SS born to parents, exposed in Bhopal gas disaster.
free text keywords: General Dentistry, Bird-headed appearance, Dentistry, RK1-715, Beaklike protrusion, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Endocrinology, Microcephaly, medicine.disease, Biology, Dominance (genetics), Psychomotor learning, Dwarfism, Seckel syndrome, Internal medicine, Facial appearance, Rare case
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