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A Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1980;23(7):590-597.
Published online July 15, 1980.
A Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Y M Soung1, Y S Shin1, M J Shin1, S C Kang2
1Dept. of Pediatrics, Seoul Red Cross Hospital, Korea.
2Dept. of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Prader-Willi 증후군 1 예
송영명1, 신윤식1, 신미자1, 강석철2
1서울적십자병원 소아과
2경희대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Prader-Willi syndrome is characterized by 1) hypotonia in the newborn infant 2) obesity which begins in childhood 3) short stature 4) typical facial features 5) secondary hypogonadism 6) juvenile diabetes mellitus of the maturity-onset type 7) mental retardation The true etiology of Prader-Willi syndrome is still unknown ; however, a hypothalamic disturbance has been postulated. We experienced a 9 year and 6 month old boy who revealed cryptorchidism, obesity, and mental retardation, whose picture was compatible with Prader-Willi syndrome.

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