Waardenburg syndrome type 2 in an African patient.

Case report


Otman SG, Abdelhamid NI

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. sulimangh@hotmail.com

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2005 Nov-Dec;71(6):426-7.


A thirty six year-old African man, born in the Southern part of Libya, presented with congenital deafness and white forelock, variable-sized hypopigmented, depigmented patches and hyperpigmented islands within the areas of hypomelanosis affecting the upper parts of the trunk, both arms and forearms. The nasal root was hypertrophied, but there was a lack of lateral displacement of medial canthi. We report this case of Waardenburg syndrome type 2 (WS 2). As no treatment is available for patients with WS 2, prompt diagnosis and referral to a hearing specialist are crucial for the normal development of patients affected with this condition.

Keywords: Waardenburg syndrome type 2, White forelock, Bilateral iris hypochromia

Link/DOI: http://www.ijdvl.com/article.asp?issn=0378-6323;year=2005;volume=71;issue=6;spage=426;epage=427;aulast=Otman