Journal article

Early manifestation of obesity and calcinosis cutis in infantile pseudohypoparathyroidism

Preamrudee Poomthavorn, Margaret Zacharin

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2006

Abstract

Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a parathyroid hormone resistance condition, characterised by biochemical findings of hypocalcaemia or normocalcaemia with inappropriately elevated parathyroid hormone level and usually with a typical osteodystrophy feature. We report an infant with pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ia, who presented with obesity and calcinosis cutis as a clue to diagnosis. A 1-year-old female infant presented with suspected Cushing syndrome. She had round face, flushed cheeks, short nose and low nasal bridge. The infant was normotensive and not virilised. Investigations for Cushing syndrome were all negative. Calcinosis cutis was detected over both legs and the abdominal wall. Parathy..

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