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NORD is very grateful to Dr. Ali Baykan, Erciyes University Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Kayseri, Turkey, for assistance in the preparation of this report.
Synonyms of Leprechaunism
- Donohue syndrome
- No subdivisions found.
Leprechaunism is an extremely rare disorder characterized by abnormal resistance to insulin that results in a variety of distinguishing characteristics, including growth delays and abnormalities affecting the endocrine system (i.e., the system of glands that secrete hormones into the blood system). Affected infants may also have distinctive characteristics of the head and face (craniofacial region), low birth weight, skin abnormalities, and enlargement of the breast and clitoris in females and the penis in males. Leprechaunism is inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic trait.
Organizations related to Leprechaunism
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