Long-term follow-up of a Schwartz-Jampel syndrome case

Wiad Lek. 2018;71(7):1429-1432.


Schwartz-Jampel syndrome (SJS) is a rare genetic disorder characterised by myotonia and bone dysplasia. It is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and caused by mutations in the perlecan-encoding gene HSPG2. Its symptoms include muscular stiffness and hypertrophy. The aim of the study was to analyse the clinical presentation as well as the physical therapy and rehabilitation in a patient with SJS. A 20-year-old male patient with SJS was followed up by the authors for the past 3 years. The paper assesses the physical therapy and rehabilitation conducted at home and presents the possibilities of an extended programme that can be implemented at the multi-field Division of Physical Medicine. Patients with SJS represent an extremely difficult clinical and therapeutic problem.

Keywords: 3 years’ follow-up; Schwartz-Jampel syndrome; treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / diagnosis*
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / rehabilitation*
  • Young Adult