Pseudoaminopterin syndrome


A very rare condtion characterized by mental and physical retardation, skull abnormalities and skeletal defects. The symptoms observed are similar to those caused by aminopterin which was once used to induce abortions but in the pseudo form there is no evidence of exposure to aminopterin.


* Short skull * Pointy skull * Premature fusion of skull bones * Underdeveloped cheekbone * Ogival palate * Small jaw * Abnormal ears * Mental retardation * Physical retardation * Small body * Small head * Underdeveloped skull bones * Broad nasal bridge * Cleft palate * Low-set ears * Short limbs * Missing fingers * Talipes equinovarus * Hydrocephalus


signs and symptoms of Pseudoaminopterin syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Pseudoaminopterin syndrome symptoms.