How is lethal popliteal pterygium syndrome differentiated from arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC)?

Updated: Nov 11, 2020
  • Author: Mithilesh Kumar Lal, MD, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPCH, MRCPCH(UK); Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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Lethal popliteal pterygium syndrome (OMIM 263650)

This is also known as Bartsocas-Papas syndrome and is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by severe webs across the knee. In the newborn period, it is associated with facial clefting and fused digits (synostosis of the hand and foot bones). It is usually lethal.

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