Wolcott-Rallison syndrome

J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2012 Jul-Sep;30(3):250-3. doi: 10.4103/0970-4388.105019.


Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia with early-onset diabetes mellitus (also known as Wolcott-Rallison syndrome) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that manifests itself in early infancy with symptoms of diabetes mellitus. Short stature and walking difficulties become evident in the 2 nd year of life when the child starts to walk. These skeletal changes are progressive with age. There is usually a short trunk, excessive lordosis, a short and broad chest, and genu valgum. This report presents a case of Wolcott-Rallison syndrome in a 10 year old child.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / diagnosis*
  • Diastema / pathology
  • Epiphyses / abnormalities*
  • Gingival Hemorrhage / pathology
  • Gingivitis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malocclusion / pathology
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / diagnosis*
  • Tongue Habits

Supplementary concepts

  • Wolcott-Rallison syndrome