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Elhassanien AF, Alghaiaty HA. Neurological manifestations in children with
Sanjad-Sakati syndrome. Int J Gen Med. 2013 May 27;6:393-8.
Sanjad-Sakati syndrome (SSS), also known as hypoparathyroidism-mental retardation-dysmorphism syndrome, or HRD, is a rare disorder characterized by growth and developmental delay, and by mental retardation and dysmorphic features.
The objective of this study was to clarify the clinical and neurological features of SSS.
Twenty-four patients were included in the study. They were seen at two hospitals in Kuwait.
This was a retrospective study of patients with SSS who attended the pediatric endocrinology, genetic, and neurology clinics in the Aladan and Alfarawanya hospitals in Kuwait from September 2007 to September 2012. Clinical and radiological data were obtained from each patient's medical records.
All 24 patients had the characteristic dysmorphic features and laboratory findings of SSS. Consanguinity was reported in 75% of parents. Neurological manifestations in the form of microcephaly, developmental delay, mental retardation, and seizures were reported in all patients. Computerized tomography scans and/or magnetic resonance imaging showed evidence of intracranial calcifications in 29.2% of patients. Two patients showed a thin corpus callosum, and one patient showed intraventricular hemorrhaging.
Patients with SSS display a variety of dysmorphic features and neurological manifestations, including microcephaly, mental retardation, intracranial calcification, and epilepsy.
Kumar KJ, Kumar HC, Manjunath VG, Mamatha S.
Hypoparathyroidism-retardation-dysmorphism syndrome. Indian J Hum Genet. 2013
Congenital hypoparathyroidism, growth retardation and facial dysmorphism is a rare autosomal recessive disorder seen among children born to consanguineous couple of Arab ethnicity. This syndrome is commonly known as Sanjad-Sakati or hypoparathyroidism-retardation-dysmorphism syndrome (HRD). We report 13-year-old Hindu boy with hypoparathyroidism, tetany, facial dysmorphism and developmental delay, compatible with HRD syndrome.
Naguib KK, Gouda SA, Elshafey A, Mohammed F, Bastaki L, Azab AS, Alawadi SA.
Sanjad-Sakati syndrome/Kenny-Caffey syndrome type 1: a study of 21 cases in
Kuwait. East Mediterr Health J. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):345-52.
We studied 21 patients with Sanjad-Sakati syndrome (SSS) from 16 families. Parental consanguinity was recorded in 2 families (12.5%). All patients had severe intrauterine growth retardation, short stature, small hands and feet, blue sclera, deep-set eyes, microcephaly, persistent hypocalcaemia and hypoparathyroidism. Medullary stenosis was detected in 2 patients. Cytogenetic and fluorescent in situ hybridization studies were normal. All affected persons had homozygous deletion of 12 bp (155-166del) in exon 3 of the TBCE gene. All of the parents were heterozygous carriers of this mutation. The high frequency of SSS and low frequency of consanguineous marriages in this study may reflect a high rate of heterozygous carriers.