Case Report
Volume 9 Issue 2 - 2020
A Case Report: Seckel Syndrome in A 5-Years Palestinian Girl
Basal A Ahmed*
Specialist and Head of Pediatrics Department, Shaheed Mohammed Al - Durra Hospital, Palestine
*Corresponding Author: Basal A Ahmed, Specialist and Head of Pediatrics Department, Shaheed Mohammed Al - Durra Hospital, Palestine.
Received: April 29, 2019; Published: January 08, 2020


Seckel syndrome (SCKL) is an autosomal recessive (AR) disorder and the most common microcephalic osteodysplastic dwarfism. This syndrome is characterized by pre‐ and postnatal growth retardation, microcephaly with mental disabilities, and specific features of `bird-headed like. (Prominent and beaked-like nose, receding forehead, large eyes, narrow face, receding mandible, and dental anomalies). In addition to. The syndrome is an extremely rare form of primordial proportionate dwarfism, the male to female sex ratio is equal, with more than 100 reported cases of SCKL in the medical literature since its original description in 1960, with an incidence of 1: 10,000 live born children.

A five-years-old Palestinian girl was presented to emergency room with typical characteristic symptoms of SCKL which include, short stature, growth failure, bird-headed like, microcephaly, mental disability with history of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR (and associated with other malformation.

Keywords: Seckel Syndrome; Microcephaly; Bird-headed; Mental Disability and Dwarfism


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Citation: Basal A Ahmed. “A Case Report: Seckel Syndrome in A 5-Years Palestinian Girl”. EC Paediatrics 9.2 (2020): 01-06.

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