Pigmentary Retinopathy Due to Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review

Authors: Rafael AndradeAlcina Vinhaes BittencourtLuis Jesuino de Oliveira AndradeCaroline Santos França
Year: 2009
Times cited: 10

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Pigmentary retinopathy due to Bardet-Biedl syndrome: case report and literature review


Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with clinical and genetic heterogeneity. This syndrome was first described by Laurence and Moon in 1866 and additional cases were described by Bardet and Biedl between 1920 and 1922. The main features are obesity, polydactyly, pigmentary retinopathy, learning disabilities, various degrees of intellectual impairment, hypogonadism, and renal abnormalities. Bardet-Biedl syndrome is both phenotypically and genetically heterogeneous. Clinical diagnosis is based on the presence of 4 of the 5 cardinal features. The authors present a typical case of pigmentary retinopathy due to Bardet-Biedl syndrome and made a brief commentary about the disease's cardinal manifestations.

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