Almost 50 cases of focal dermal hypoplasia syndrome1 have been reported. About one third are of Mexican origin,2 while there is only one report from Japan,3 which suggests a racial predisposition to this congenital disorder. We add the second Japanese case to the literature.
Report of a Case
The patient was the product (2,800 g; 47 cm) of a normal pregnancy. She was the second daughter of healthy parents who were born of the same mother but who had different fathers. Neither family history of congenital disorder nor miscarriage by her mother was noted.At the age of 10, she weighed 23 kg, was 130.5 cm tall (Japanese average: 32 kg, 137.6 cm), was mentally well developed, and showed no neurological disturbances. Her right lower leg was shorter than the left and shows oligosyndactyly caused by the absence of the fibula and several foot bones. She had
Yoshikawa K, Enami H, Takahashi A. Focal Dermal Hypoplasia SyndromeThe Second Known Case in Japan. Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(7):1078-1079. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640190062021