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Leprechaunism with mosaicism 46, XX/47, XX extra ring chromosome.
  1. V Ventruto,
  2. L Sebastio,
  3. G Sebastio,
  4. R V DeMasi,
  5. U Vota,
  6. L Farina,
  7. B Festa


    A case of leprechaunism with a chromosomal abnormality is reported. The patient was a female infant, born to healthy, consanguineous young parents. Her course was one of extreme marasmus, with death at 3 months of age. She presented the classical features of the syndrome and chromosome mosaicism 46, XX/47, XX, +r(?). It was not possible to identify the origin of the extra ring chromosome. It is difficult to establish the role of such a cytogenetic finding in the aetiology of the syndrome.

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