Holt-Oram syndrome with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in an African child
National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
This report illustrates the rare association of Holt-Oram syndrome with hypoplastic left heart syndrome hitherto unreported in an African child. The above association is highlighted as this child and the only other case reported in a Caucasian were diagnosed post mortem. The need for early cardiovascular and genetic evaluation or simple detailed family history to aid counselling is also emphasised.
Holt-Oram syndrome , hypoplastic left heart syndrome , African child , genetic counselling , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Ekure EN, Okoromah CN, Briggs E, Ajenifuja OA. Holt-Oram syndrome with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in an African child. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2004 Sep;11(3):190-2.