Alstrom syndrome: insulin resistance in young with congestive heart failure
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Alstrom Hallgren syndrome is a rare ciliopathy first described in 1959. It is characterised by progressive cone-rod dystrophy leading to blindness, sensorineural hearing loss, childhood obesity and congestive heart failure. Its pathogenesis is related to development of insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. We report a case of a 20-year-old presenting with decompensated heart failure and had been blind since childhood who was eventually diagnosed as Alstrom syndrome based on clinical criteria.
KeywordsCiliopathy Congestive heart failure Insulin resistance Diabetes mellitus
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