Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita-whistling face syndrome

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Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita-whistling face syndrome

Synonyms: Illum syndrome

An extremely rare type of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita characterized by the combination of multiple joint contractures with movement limitation microstomia with a whistling appearance of the mouth that may cause feeding swallowing and speech difficulties a distinctive expressionless facies severe developmental delay central and autonomous nervous system dysfunction (excessive salivation temperature instability myoclonic epileptic fits bradycardia) occasionally Pierre-Robin sequence and lethality generally occurring during the first months of life. Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita-whistling face syndrome has been suggested to be a fetal akinesia deformation sequence.

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