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Leprechaunism Syndrome

definition

Rare and poorly defined syndrome that seems to be inherited. It is characterized by intra-uterine and postnatal growth retardation, decreased subcutaneous tissue and muscle mass, a characteristic facies, and tissue resistance to insulin. The neonate shows a broad nose, low set ears and hypertrichosis of the forehead and cheeks. The thickened skin appears too large for the body and is folded at the flexures. Muscle wasting is usually present and often progressive. Early death is usual.

synonyms

Leprechaunism Syndrome, Donohue Syndrome

UMLS

Donahue's syndrome, Donohue syndrome, Donohue's syndrome, Leprechaunism, Leprechaunism syndrome, Syndrome, Donohue's

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localisation: mamma, diagnosis: Gynecomastia localisation: back of neck, diagnosis: Acanthosis Nigricans Benigna localisation: anogenital region, diagnosis: Leprechaunism Syndrome localisation: gluteal cleft, diagnosis: Leprechaunism Syndrome localisation: toe, diagnosis: Leprechaunism Syndrome