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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 388-390

Clinical Diagnosis of Farber's Disease- A Rare Case Report

Ali Nasreen1, Agarwalla Kumar Sunil2, Mallick Ranjan Pulak1, Behera Kumar Sujit1

1Junior Resident, 2Associate Professor,
Department of Pediatrics, M.K.C.G Medical College, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha-760004, India.

Corresponding Author: Ali Nasreen


Farber`s disease is an extremely rare autosomal recessive (AR) condition in which there is deficiency of enzyme ceramidase, this causes accumulation of fatty material in joints, liver, throat and CNS. Only 80 cases are reported worldwide till date. Here we report a case of 3 months old male baby admitted to paediatric casualty of MKCG medical college with complains of abnormal cry, swelling of multiple joints with pain during movement of limbs since birth. On examination there was hepatomegaly of 3 cm. Hence a provisional diagnosis of some storage disorder was made. Later because of the presence of triad of hoarse cry, subcutaneous nodules and joint contracture, a clinical diagnosis of Farber`s disease was made.

Key words: Farber`s disease, Autosomal recessive, storage disorder.

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