Congenital hypothyroidism in Peters plus syndrome

Rika Kosaki, Akiko Kamiishi, Ryusuke Sugiyama, Masataka Kawai, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Kenjiro Kosaki

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Peters plus syndrome is a multiple malformation syndrome characterized by a combination of Peters anomaly of the eye and other extraocular defects, including short-limb dwarfism, a thin upper lip, hypoplastic columella, and a round face. Two unrelated children with the typical features of Peters plus syndrome and hypothyroidism have been previously reported in medical literature. Herein, we report a male patient who exhibited the Peters plus syndrome phenotype as well as hypothyroidism and provide further evidence that hypothyroidism may represent an under-recognized feature of Peters plus syndrome. The consanguinity of the parents in the present case supports, but does not confirm, the notion that a homozygous defect in a single autosomal recessive gene might be responsible for the normal morphogenesis of both the anterior chamber and the thyroid gland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Genetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun


  • Autosomal recessive inheritance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Peters anomaly
  • Peters plus syndrome
  • Thyroid agenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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