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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198-200

Rare cause of pediatric obesity: Bardet - Biedl Syndrome

Department of Pediatrics, PDU Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

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Mitul B Kalathia
131, Chitrakutdham Society, Kalawad Road, Rajkot - 360 005, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.126341

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Bardet - Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by central obesity, retinal pigmentation, polydactyly, mental retardation, hypogonadism, and renal dysfunction. Other features may include deafness, diabetes mellitus, genitourinary abnormalities, short stature, hormonal abnormalities, developmental defects, and speech problems. We report a case of BBS who presented with night blindness, marked central obesity, polydactyly, syndactyly, hypogonadism, micropenis, and behavioral problems, along with a brief review of the literature.

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