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.
- Autosomal recessive inheritance
- Peters anomaly
- Peters plus syndrome
- Thyroid agenesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health