European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 141, Issue 2, pp 122–126 | Cite as

Adducted thumb syndrome

Report of a new case and a diagnostic approach
  • J. Kunze
  • W. Park
  • K. -H. Hansen
  • F. Hanefeld
Case Reports


We report on a female newborn baby with a “myopathic” stiff face, open mouth, high-arched palate, microgenia, generalized muscular hypotonia, limited extension of elbows, wrists and knees, flexed adducted thumbs, velopharyngeal insufficiency, and hypertrichosis. Death occurred at 3 months due to respiratory insufficiency. Muscular biopsy revealed myopathic abnormalities.

Key words

Adducted thumb syndrome Congenital myopathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kunze
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Park
    • 2
  • K. -H. Hansen
    • 2
  • F. Hanefeld
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Human GeneticsFree University of BerlinBerlin 19
  2. 2.Kinderklinik (KAVH)Berlin 19

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