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Goltz syndrome (focal dermal hypoplasia) with unilateral ocular, cutaneous and skeletal features: case report

Author(s): Tenkir Addis | Teshome Samuel

Journal: BMC Ophthalmology
ISSN 1471-2415

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 28;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Abstract Background Goltz syndrome or focal dermal hypoplasia (FDH) is an uncommon multisystem disorder. Herein, we report a typical case of FDH with unilateral ocular, cutaneous and skeletal features. Case Presentation a 4-year-old girl presented with microphthalmos and iris coloboma of the left eye, facial asymmetry, and a low-set protruding ear. Cutaneous changes included hypopigmented atrophic macules on the left side of the face, chest, abdomen and limbs. Characteristic lobster claw deformity of left hand and oligodactyly and syndactyly of left foot were present. Conclusions FDH usually affects both sides of the body. This case represents the unusual unilateral manifestation of the syndrome.
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