SHORT syndrome in a two-year-old girl - case report

Ital J Pediatr. 2017 May 4;43(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s13052-017-0362-z.


Background: SHORT syndrome is a rare genetic congenital defects condition. The frequency of the disease still remains unknown.

Case presentation: We report the two-year-four-month old female with SHORT syndrome who present growth retardation and dysmorphic features (triangular-shaped face, prominent forehead, ocular depression, lipodystrophy at the lumbar region and around elbows), consistent with the phenotype described for this syndrome. The molecular analysis showed the presence of heterozygous variant c.1956dupT (p.Lys653*) in exon 15 of PIK3R1.

Conclusions: The frequency of the disease still remains unknown; solely several dozen cases have been described worldwide.

Keywords: Congenital defects; Genetic disease; Rare disease; Short stature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics
  • Child, Preschool
  • Developmental Disabilities / etiology
  • Developmental Disabilities / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Growth Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Growth Disorders / genetics
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia / diagnosis*
  • Hypercalcemia / genetics
  • Metabolic Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Metabolic Diseases / genetics
  • Nephrocalcinosis / diagnosis*
  • Nephrocalcinosis / genetics
  • Prognosis
  • Rare Diseases

Supplementary concepts

  • SHORT syndrome