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Definition

An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by multiple popliteal pterygia leading to severe arthrogryposis, ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum, filiform bands between the jaws, synostosis of the carpal/tarsal and phalangeal bones in the hands and feet, digital hypoplasia/aplasia, complete soft-tissue syndactyly, lack of nails, lack of scalp hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, blepharophimosis, cleft lip and/or palate, and hypoplastic external genitalia. Early lethality is common, although survival into childhood and beyond has been reported.

Acronym

BPS

Synonyms

Multiple pterygium syndrome, Aslan type
Popliteal pterygium syndrome, lethal type

 
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