Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson Syndrome: An Extremely Rare Dyskeratosis Congenita Phenotype

Bakar O. , Isik U. , Canpolat C., ALANAY Y.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.32, no.6, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/pde.12693
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY


Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson syndrome is a rare telomere biology disorder that is recognized as a severe variant of dyskeratosis congenita. We present a Libyan boy with hematologic and neurologic abnormalities with typical dermatologic manifestations of dyskeratosis congenita. Death usually occurs before the age of 4 years as a result of pancytopenia or malignant transformation of mucocutaneous lesions. The boy presented survived longer than 5 years. Early recognition and appropriate genetic counseling are crucial because of the high mortality of this genetic disorder.