Sudden death in a child with Carpenter Syndrome. Case report and literature review
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- Ramos, J.M., Davis, G.J., Hunsaker, J.C. et al. Forensic Sci Med Pathol (2009) 5: 313. doi:10.1007/s12024-009-9128-2
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Carpenter syndrome (Acrocephalopolysyndactyly type II) is a rare disorder characterized by acrocephaly, mental retardation, congenital heart disease, syndactyly, preaxial polydactyly, obesity, cryptorchidism, hypogenitalism, bony abnormalities, and umbilical hernia. We present a case of unexpected death of a 7-year-old boy with Carpenter Syndrome complicated by twin and premature birth as well as repaired congenital heart disease.