Berardinelli Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy (BSCL) or Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy (CGL) is one of the four subgroups of lipodystrophy syndrome which is characterized by varying degrees of loss of adipose mass in the body. It is an extremely rare autosomal recessive disorder and commonly reported clinical presentations include muscular hypertrophy, gigantism, hepatomegaly, impaired glucose tolerance, acanthosis nigricans, hypertriglyceridaemia, cardiomyopathy, intellectual impairment, bone cysts and phlebomegaly. We present a case of a 4.5 years old male child born to consanguineous parents, presented with pneumonia. There was history of recurrent diarrhea and chest infection in the past. He had acromegaly like features, hirsutism, firm hepatomegaly, a well defined bone cyst in proximal right femur, pancytopenias with normal bone marrow biopsy report, hypertriglyceridemia and selective IgA deficiency. This is the first case of BSCL, reported in Pakistan with a bone cyst and IgA deficiency. Such patients need to be identified and monitored for complications like diabetes mellitus and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - May 2022|
- Berardinelli Seip Syndrome
- Bone cyst