Hypoparathyroidism, mental and growth retardation with dysmorphism in a Libyan boy (Sanjad Sakati Syndrome)

Case report


Kamila El-Rafifi, Zahra Berkan

Ajala Hospital, tripoli, Libya

JMJ Vol. 2. No.1 [March] 2002: 80-81


We would like to represent very rare syndrome in a two years old Libyan boy who was admitted in SCBU as a case of intractable hypocalcaemia shortly after birth. The boy was a product of full term pregnancy, and delivered by caesarean section because of breech presentation, and with unknown Apgar score. There is a history of first-degree consanguinity between parents, they have another female child 5years old, and the mother is 25years old. He was presented with cough and vomiting at the 13day of age. Clinical examination had revealed the presence of pulmonary crepitations on the left lung. At the second day of admission he developed generalized tonic-clonic convulsion his serum calcium was persistently low, serum phosphate was high, blood sugar, electrolytes, urea, magnesium were all within normal range.

Keywords: Hypocalcaemia, Apgar score, Dysmorphism

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