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Linguistic and gait disturbance in a child with Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome: left temporal and parietal lobe hypoplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14709978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by retinitis pigmentosa, obesity, polydactyly, hypogenitalism, mental retardation, and renal abnormalities. We report the linguistic and gait disorders in a child with Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome associated with left temporal and parietal hypoplasia as determined by magnetic resonance imaging. Our patient was mildly mentally retarded, scoring better on the performance subtest than on the verbal subtest. He received serial assessments for developmental, language, speech, and gait functions, before and after rehabilitation, at age 4.5 and 6 yr, respectively. After comprehensive rehabilitation, the boy achieved improvement in speech, language, fine motor, and gait functions. Early comprehensive rehabilitation programs seem beneficial for improving functional development for children with Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome.
Chia-Ling Chen; Chia-Ying Chung; Pao-Tsai Cheng; Chia-Hui Chen; Mei-Hui Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0894-9115     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-07     Completed Date:  2004-01-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial and Childrens Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Language Disorders / etiology*,  rehabilitation
Laurence-Moon Syndrome / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation

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