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J Child Neurol. 2005 May;20(5):454-6.

Progressive encephalopathy with edema, hypsarrhythmia, and optic nerve atrophy (PEHO)-like syndrome: what diagnostic characteristics are defining?

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Department of Pediatric Neurology, Istituto Neurologico C. Besta, Milan, Italy.

Abstract

Progressive encephalopathy with edema, hypsarrhythmia, and optic nerve atrophy (PEHO) syndrome is a rare, apparently autosomal recessive condition in which characteristic dysmorphic features are associated with subcutaneous edema, visual deficit, early arrest of psychomotor development, seizures, and cerebellar atrophy. A condition similar to PEHO syndrome, but without the neuroradiologic or ophthalmologic signs, is known as PEHO-like syndrome. We present the case of a child with PEHO-like syndrome and underline the need for a careful follow-up of these patients to identify signs and symptoms that can have a later onset, such as optic atrophy.

PMID:
15968934
DOI:
10.1177/08830738050200051801
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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