Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011 , Vol 57 , Num 2

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome Associated With Brachial Amyotrophy and Cerebral and Cerebellar Atrophy: A Case Report

Makbule Özge Yıldırım 1 ,Canan Çelik 2 ,Mine Tezyürek 3
1 Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bursa Şevket Yılmaz Education and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
3 Fizyomed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.26918

Bardet-Biedl syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by rod-cone dystrophy of the retina, mental retardation, obesity, polydactyly and hypogonadism, as well as renal abnormalities. Laurence-Moon syndrome, as a distinct entity, is rare and the features include spastic paraplegia in the absence of polydactyly, obesity, and renal involvement, though cranial symptoms are very unusual. We aimed to report a patient who exhibited characteristic features of Bardet-Biedl syndrome in addition to brachial amyotrophy, and cerebellar and cerebral cortical atrophy.

Keywords : Bardet-Biedl syndrome, brachial amyotrophy, cerebellar andcerebral cortical atrophy