Int J Legal Med 2022 Apr 7. Epub 2022 Apr 7.
Department of Forensic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 13 Hangkong Road, Wuhan, 430030, People's Republic of China.
Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS) is a very rare, X-linked psychomotor disability syndrome with delayed myelination, almost exclusively affecting boys. We present a case of a 4-year-old boy with AHDS who was found cyanotic, with intermittent vomiting and paroxysmal convulsions about 4 h after his parents went out, and was then taken to the hospital, where he eventually died the next day. The autopsy revealed foreign bodies in the tiny bronchi and alveoli of the deceased, congestion, and punctate hemorrhage in multiple organs, consistent with the diagnosis of asphyxia. Read More