Mulibrey nanism is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by prenatal onset severe growth retardation and pericardial constriction associated with abnormalities of muscle, liver, brain and eye. More than 80% of previously reported patients are of Finnish origin in whom a founder mutation in the TRIM37 gene have been described. We report on a 7-year-old Turkish boy who presented with classical phenotypic features of mulibrey nanism. Mutation screening of the TRIM37 gene revealed that the proband had a homozygous two base pair deletion, c.1894_1895delGA, resulting in a frame-shift and a premature termination codon. Our proband is one of the rare examples of mulibrey nanism outside Finland and extends the mutation spectrum in this disorder.
- Constrictive pericarditis
- Mulibrey nanism
- Short stature
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health