We report an infant with severe hypotonia, feeding problems and failure to thrive in the neonatal period, followed by developmental delay. In addition, pale skin, eyelid and pedal edema, cryptorchidism and micrognathia were present. The tentative diagnosis of Prader-Labhart-Willi syndrome was made and confirmed by specific molecular testing at the age of 5 months. The Prader-Labhart-Willi syndrome is usually diagnosed in older infants when the main clinical features such as obesity, short stature, hypogonadism and developmental delay become obvious, in most of the patients typical clinical features are present already in the neonatal period. In conclusion, in neonates and young infants presenting with hypotonia and feeding problems, the Prader-Labhart-Willi syndrome should be considered.
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