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Eating Disorder in a Patient With Phenotypical Features of Lujan-Fryns Syndrome

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Eating Disorder in a Patient With Phenotypical Features of Lujan-Fryns Syndrome

Pino Alonso et al. Clin Dysmorphol.

Abstract

We report a young patient with phenotypic, cognitive and behavioural features consistent with a diagnosis of Lujan-Fryns syndrome. He exhibited a severe eating disorder with food refusal and psychogenic loss of appetite, which led to a serious state of malnutrition. Behavioural difficulties including shyness, hyperactivity and emotional instability are present in almost 80% of the described patients with Lujan-Fryns syndrome but eating disorders have not been previously reported in this condition. A review of the behavioural problems in Lujan-Fryns syndrome and an approach to their management is discussed.

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