chorioretinal coloboma

Joint Laxity, Short Stature, and Myopia

Clinical Characteristics
Ocular Features: 

Three of four brothers in one family had high myopia and two had retinal detachments as well as iris and chorioretinal colobomas.  In a second family with five sibs a teenage female was reported to have glaucoma and vision of legal blindness.  She and one brother had high myopia as well (parameters not reported).

Systemic Features: 

In one consanguineous family a brother and sister had multiple large joint dislocations including elbows, hips, knees and ankles.  The sister exhibited severe kyphoscoliosis while her brother had only mild kyphosis.  A single individual in each of the two sibships had hearing loss.

Three brothers in another consanguineous family had joint laxity and mild pectus carinatum.

Short stature was noted in all 5 affected individuals.  Cognitive development was reported as normal.


Five individuals from 2 consanguineous Saudi sibships have been reported.  Homozygous mutations in the GZF1 gene (20p11.21) segregated as expected for an autosomal recessive disorder.

Autosomal recessive
Treatment Options: 

No treatment has been reported.   Retinal detachment surgery and joint dislocation reduction should be considered in appropriate individuals.

Article Title: 

GZF1 Mutations Expand the Genetic Heterogeneity of Larsen Syndrome

Patel N, Shamseldin HE, Sakati N, Khan AO, Softa A, Al-Fadhli FM, Hashem M, Abdulwahab FM, Alshidi T, Alomar R, Alobeid E, Wakil SM, Colak D, Alkuraya FS. GZF1 Mutations Expand the Genetic Heterogeneity of Larsen Syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2017 May 4;100(5):831-836.

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