Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy in a Filipino Child

  • Ebner Bon G. Maceda
  • Charlotte Averill Y. Tan
  • Jeanne Ruth U. Basas
  • Mary Ann R. Abacan
Keywords: Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodsytrophy, insulin resistance


Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy (BSCL) is an autosomal recessive inborn error of the common pathway of acylglycerol and phospholipid synthesis. Patients with this condition present with generalized lipoatrophy, hepatomegaly, acromegalic features, hypertrichosis, and developmental delay. But on workup, they may also be discovered to have hypertriglyceridemia with or without hypercholesterolemia and insulin resistance. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis which may have implications in management. Here we present a 5-year old male with clinical features of BSCL. BSCL2 gene sequencing done showed a homozygous c.782dupG, p.(Ile262Hisfs*12) sequence alteration, classified as pathogenic, hence, confirming the diagnosis of BSCL. This is the first reported case in the Philippines.


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