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January 4, 2010

Picture of the Month—Quiz Case

Author Affiliations
 

SAMIR S.SHAHMDAuthor Affiliations:Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence (Drs Burke, Shur, Gambosova, Harappanahally, and Quintos); and Children's Hospital, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville (Dr Buchanan).

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(1):97. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.245-a

A 16-year-old male patient presented with slurred speech, somnolence, and hypotension after a diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis 3 days earlier. He had significantly darker skin than his family members (Figure 1). During the prior year, his athletic abilities had deteriorated. He also frequently complained of fatigue. His medical history was significant for a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and several hospitalizations for dehydration. The family history was notable for several great-grandmothers who had dementia, and deaths in 3 of the maternal great-grandmother's sons at ages 5, 6, and 7 years, raising concern for an X-linked disease with female carriers and affected males (Figure 2).

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