From Big Medical Encyclopedia

BERYESONA SYNDROME (M. Borjeson) — the hereditary disease which is characterized by an excessive adiposity, especially on hips, a growth inhibition and clinical manifestations of a hypothyroidism, sometimes with a myxedema. It is for the first time described by Beryeson in 1961. The disease is shown at early children's age. Considerable changes from c are noted. N of page — lag in mental development, oligophrenia (see), quite often convulsive syndrome. Inheritance on the recessive type linked to a floor (see Inheritance). Males are ill; at women — carriers of a mutant gene — lag in mental development is noted. It is necessary to differentiate with Laurence's syndrome — Muna — Bidlya (see. Lorensa-Muna-Bidl syndrome ), and also with a myxedema (see. Hypothyroidism ). Symptomatic treatment: anticonvulsant therapy, hormonal drugs (Thyreoidinum).

See also Hereditary diseases .

Bibliography: Borjeson M., Forssman H. Lehmann O. Combination of idiocy, epilepsy, hypogonadism, dwarfism, hypometabolism and morphologic peculiarities inherited as an X — linked recessive syndrome, Proc. 2. int. congr. on mental retardation, pt 1, p. 188, N. Y., 1963.

V. A. Tabolin.