Author(s): Fralick RA, Leichter HE, Sheth KJ
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Abstract A 3-year-old boy presented with decreased renal function, hypertension, obesity and developmental delay. Evaluation of his kidneys revealed blunting of the calyces and multiple renal cortical cysts. Ophthalmologic evaluation showed no abnormalities on examination but electroretinography showed reduced retinal function suggesting a diffuse retinal disorder. Based on the clinical presentation with the associated abnormalities, the diagnosis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome, a form of the Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome was made. This syndrome should be considered and specific diagnostic efforts should be made in pediatric patients who present with renal failure and obesity.
This article was published in Pediatr Nephrol
and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy