oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Treacher Collins syndrome : SASPEN case study

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



The patient, a four-month old female (corrected age 3 months), was born at 36 weeks of gestation on 30 May 2011 via emergency Caesarean section, due to pre-eclampsia toxaemia to a 47-year-old mother. She is the fourth child (gravida 4, para 4) of nonconsanguineous parents. She was admitted to hospital on 14 September with difficulty breathing, and was subsequently diagnosed with Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) and failure to thrive.

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