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Seizures, developmental delay

Tomokazu Kimizu, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Taikan Oboshi, Asako Horino, Takayoshi Koike, Shinsaku Yoshitomi, Tatsuo Mori, Tokito Yamaguchi, Hiroko Ikeda, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuko Nakashima, Hirotomo Saitsu, Mitsuhiro Kato, Naomichi Matsumoto, Katsumi Imai
INTRODUCTION: Mutations of SLC35A2 that encodes Golgi-localized Uridine diphosphate (UDP)-galactose transporter at Xp11.23 lead to congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). Although patients with CDG generally have diverse systemic symptoms, patients with a SLC35A2 mutation manifest predominantly disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). CASE REPORT: A female infant aged 12months was referred to our center because of intractable seizures. The patient was born with birth weight of 3228g after 40weeks of unremarkable gestation...
October 12, 2016: Brain & Development
Kyungsoo Ha, Yiping Shen, Tyler Graves, Cheol-Hee Kim, Hyung-Goo Kim
BACKGROUND: 1q21 microdeletion syndrome is a rare contiguous gene deletion disorder with de novo or autosomal dominant inheritance patterns and its phenotypic features include intellectual disability, distinctive facial dysmorphism, microcephaly, cardiac abnormalities, and cataracts. MECP2 duplication syndrome is an X-linked recessive neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intellectual disability, global developmental delay, and other neurological complications including late-onset seizures...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
Sudhir Adhikari, Kalipatnam Seshagiri Rao
BACKGROUND: Perinatal asphyxia with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) causes significant mortality and morbidity in developing countries. There is limited information about long term neurodevelopmental outcome of infants with neonatal encephalopathy. METHODS: Term infants with the diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia were followed up in neurodevelopmental clinics of Manipal Teaching hospital, Nepal. Study design was prospective mixed longitudinal study. Prematurity, major congenital malformations, other intracranial pathology, birth weight <2500g and chromosomal abnormalities were excluded...
September 30, 2016: Brain & Development
Simon Edvardson, Yoshiko Murakami, Thi Tuyet Mai Nguyen, Maher Shahrour, Anik St-Denis, Avraham Shaag, Nadira Damseh, Françoise Le Deist, Yenan Bryceson, Bassam Abu-Libdeh, Philippe M Campeau, Taroh Kinoshita, Orly Elpeleg
BACKGROUND: Of our 1400 exome-studied patients, 67% originate from consanguineous families. ∼80% suffer from variable degree of intellectual disability (ID). The search for disease causing genes using homozygosity mapping was progressing slowly until 2010, then markedly accelerated by the introduction of exome analysis. OBJECTIVES: To identify the disease causing mutation(s) in three patients from two unrelated families who suffered from global developmental delay, severe ID and drug-responsive seizure disorder...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
Fatma Mujgan Sonmez, Eyyup Uctepe, Mehmet Gunduz, Zeliha Gormez, Seval Erpolat, Murat Oznur, Mahmut Samil Sagiroglu, Huseyin Demirci, Esra Gunduz
Coffin-Siris syndrome (CSS) (MIM 135900) is characterized by developmental delay, severe speech impairment, distinctive facial features, hypertrichosis, aplasia or hypoplasia of the distal phalanx or nail of the fifth digit and agenesis of the corpus callosum. Recently, it was shown that mutations in the ARID1B gene are the main cause of CSS, accounting for 76% of identified mutations. Here, we report a 15 year-old female patient who was admitted to our clinic with seizures, speech problems, dysmorphic features, bilaterally big, large thumb, café-au-lait (CAL) spots, obesity and hyperinsulinism...
August 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Mari Matsuo, Akemi Yamauchi, Yasushi Ito, Masako Sakauchi, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yoshinori Tsurusaki, Noriko Miyake, Naomichi Matsumoto, Kayoko Saito
We report a case of mandibulofacial dysostosis with microcephaly presenting with seizures. The proband, a 6-year-old Korean boy, had microcephaly, malar and mandibular hypoplasia, and deafness. He showed developmental delay and had suffered recurrent seizures beginning at 21months of age. Electroencephalography revealed occasional spike discharges from the right frontal area. Head magnetic resonance imaging revealed dilatation of the lateral ventricles and a small frontal lobe volume. Whole exome sequencing revealed a de novo frame shift mutation, c...
September 23, 2016: Brain & Development
Sofia Steinrücke, Katja Lohmann, Aloysius Domingo, Arndt Rolfs, Tobias Bäumer, Juliane Spiegler, Corinna Hartmann, Alexander Münchau
Recently, exome sequencing has extended our knowledge of genetic causes of developmental delay through identification of de novo, germline mutations in the guanine nucleotide-binding protein, beta 1 (GNB1) in 13 patients with neurodevelopmental disability and a wide range of additional symptoms and signs including hypotonia in 11 and seizures in 10 of the patients. Limb/arm dystonia was found in 2 patients.(1).
October 2016: Neurology. Genetics
Elisabetta Flex, Marcello Niceta, Serena Cecchetti, Isabelle Thiffault, Margaret G Au, Alessandro Capuano, Emanuela Piermarini, Anna A Ivanova, Joshua W Francis, Giovanni Chillemi, Balasubramanian Chandramouli, Giovanna Carpentieri, Charlotte A Haaxma, Andrea Ciolfi, Simone Pizzi, Ganka V Douglas, Kara Levine, Antonella Sferra, Maria Lisa Dentici, Rolph R Pfundt, Jean-Baptiste Le Pichon, Emily Farrow, Frank Baas, Fiorella Piemonte, Bruno Dallapiccola, John M Graham, Carol J Saunders, Enrico Bertini, Richard A Kahn, David A Koolen, Marco Tartaglia
Microtubules are dynamic cytoskeletal elements coordinating and supporting a variety of neuronal processes, including cell division, migration, polarity, intracellular trafficking, and signal transduction. Mutations in genes encoding tubulins and microtubule-associated proteins are known to cause neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Growing evidence suggests that altered microtubule dynamics may also underlie or contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegeneration. We report that biallelic mutations in TBCD, encoding one of the five co-chaperones required for assembly and disassembly of the αβ-tubulin heterodimer, the structural unit of microtubules, cause a disease with neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative features characterized by early-onset cortical atrophy, secondary hypomyelination, microcephaly, thin corpus callosum, developmental delay, intellectual disability, seizures, optic atrophy, and spastic quadriplegia...
October 6, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Carolien G F de Kovel, Eva H Brilstra, Marjan J A van Kempen, Ruben Van't Slot, Isaac J Nijman, Zaid Afawi, Peter De Jonghe, Tania Djémié, Renzo Guerrini, Katia Hardies, Ingo Helbig, Rik Hendrickx, Moine Kanaan, Uri Kramer, Anna-Elina E Lehesjoki, Johannes R Lemke, Carla Marini, Davide Mei, Rikke S Møller, Manuela Pendziwiat, Hannah Stamberger, Arvid Suls, Sarah Weckhuysen, Bobby P C Koeleman
BACKGROUND: Many genes are candidates for involvement in epileptic encephalopathy (EE) because one or a few possibly pathogenic variants have been found in patients, but insufficient genetic or functional evidence exists for a definite annotation. METHODS: To increase the number of validated EE genes, we sequenced 26 known and 351 candidate genes for EE in 360 patients. Variants in 25 genes known to be involved in EE or related phenotypes were followed up in 41 patients...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
Kristen Wigby, Cheryl D'Epagnier, Susan Howell, Amy Reicks, Rebecca Wilson, Lisa Cordeiro, Nicole Tartaglia
Triple X syndrome (47, XXX) occurs in approximately 1:1,000 female births and has a variable phenotype of physical and psychological features. Prenatal diagnosis rates of 47, XXX are increasing due to non-invasive prenatal genetic testing. Previous studies suggest that prenatal diagnosed females have better neurodevelopmental outcomes. This cross-sectional study describes diagnosis, physical features, medical problems, and neurodevelopmental features in a large cohort of females with 47, XXX. Evaluation included review of medical and developmental history, physical exam, cognitive, and adaptive testing...
November 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Abby M Moskowitz, Newell Belnap, Ashley L Siniard, Szabolcs Szelinger, Ana M Claasen, Ryan F Richholt, Matt De Both, Jason J Corneveaux, Chris Balak, Ignazio S Piras, Megan Russell, Amanda L Courtright, Sampath Rangasamy, Keri Ramsey, David W Craig, Vinodh Narayanan, Matt J Huentelman, Isabelle Schrauwen
Recently, mutations in the zinc finger MYND-type containing 11 (ZMYND11) gene were identified in patients with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, aggression, and complex neuropsychiatric features, supporting that this gene is implicated in 10p15.3 microdeletion syndrome. We report a novel de novo variant in the ZMYND11 gene (p.Ser421Asn) in a patient with a complex neurodevelopmental phenotype. The patient is a 24-yr-old Caucasian/Filipino female with seizures, global developmental delay, sensorineural hearing loss, hypotonia, dysmorphic features, and other features including a happy disposition and ataxic gait similar to Angelman syndrome...
September 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
Natália D Linhares, Eugênia R Valadares, Silvia S da Costa, Rodrigo R Arantes, Luiz Roberto de Oliveira, Carla Rosenberg, Angela M Vianna-Morgante, Marta Svartman
We report on a 16-year-old boy with a maternally inherited ~ 18.3 Mb Xq13.2-q21.31 duplication delimited by aCGH. As previously described in patients with similar duplications, his clinical features included intellectual disability, developmental delay, speech delay, generalized hypotonia, infantile feeding difficulties, self-injurious behavior, short stature and endocrine problems. As additional findings, he presented recurrent seizures and pubertal gynecomastia. His mother was phenotypically normal and had completely skewed inactivation of the duplicated X chromosome, as most female carriers of such duplications...
September 2016: Meta Gene
Yasunari Niimi
Intracranial arteriovenous shunts (ICAVSs) in young children are characterized with frequent high flow fistulas. In association of high flow fistulas and physiological condition of the developing brain and heart, each disease tends to present at a certain age with unique symptoms. Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) and dural sinus malformation (DSM) with arteriovenous (AV) shunts tend to present in neonate with high output cardiac failure. In infancy, VGAM, pial AVF and infantile dural AVF tend to present with hydrodynamic disorder such as macrocephaly, ventriculomegaly, prominent facial veins, and developmental delay...
September 7, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Jessica J Falco-Walter, Michael Stein, Maggie McNulty, Lubov Romantseva, Peter Heydemann
We report a 10-year-old boy with mild developmental delay and epilepsy with new events of right back tickling and emotional upset. These initially appeared behavioral, causing postulation of habit behaviors or psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Several ictal and interictal EEGs were unrevealing. Continuous EEG revealed only poorly localized frontal ictal activity. Given that his clinical symptoms suggested a parietal localization, double-density EEG electrodes were placed to better localize the epileptogenic and symptomatogenic zones...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
M A Shahrour, O Staretz-Chacham, D Dayan, J Stephen, A Weech, N Damseh, H Pri Chen, S Edvardson, S Mazaheri, A Saada, E Hershkovitz, A Shaag, M Huizing, B Abu-Libdeh, W A Gahl, A Azem, Y Anikster, T Vilboux, O Elpeleg, M C Malicdan
Mitochondrial encephalopathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders that, usually carry grave prognosis. Recently a homozygous mutation, Gly372Ser, in the TIMM50 gene, was reported in an abstract form, in three sibs who suffered from intractable epilepsy and developmental delay accompanied by 3-methylglutaconic aciduria. We now report on four patients from two unrelated families who presented with severe intellectual disability and seizure disorder, accompanied by slightly elevated lactate level, 3-methylglutaconic aciduria and variable deficiency of mitochondrial complex V...
August 30, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Brahim Tabarki, Nabil AlMajhad, Amal AlHashem, Ranad Shaheen, Fowzan S Alkuraya
Dominant gain-of-function mutations of the KCNMA1 gene, encoding the pore-forming subunit of the large conductance voltage- and Ca(2+)-activated K+ channel, have been described in a few patients with the syndrome of epilepsy, paroxysmal dyskinesias and developmental delay. In this report, we describe the loss-of-function phenotype of this newly described disease gene. In two siblings from a consanguineous family with epilepsy, developmental delay and severe cerebellar atrophy, combined exome/autozygome analysis identified a homozygous frameshift duplication in KCNMA1 (c...
November 2016: Human Genetics
Gudrun Gröppel, Christian Dorfer, Anastasia Dressler, Angelika Mühlebner, Barbara Porsche, Johann A Hainfellner, Thomas Czech, Martha Feucht
AIM: To study the effect of hemispherotomy on electrical status epilepticus in sleep (ESES) and language development. METHOD: Children with a confirmed diagnosis of ESES prior to surgery and a minimum of 24 months of developmental follow-up data were compared with age-matched controls without ESES. Language quotients (LQs) were calculated before and after surgery. RESULTS: Eleven patients (five females, six males) and 21 controls (11 females, 10 males) were included...
August 25, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Stephanie L Ciarlone, Joseph C Grieco, Dominic P D'Agostino, Edwin J Weeber
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare genetic and neurological disorder presenting with seizures, developmental delay, ataxia, and lack of speech. Previous studies have indicated that oxidative stress-dependent metabolic dysfunction may underlie the phenotypic deficits reported in the AS mouse model. While the ketogenic diet (KD) has been used to protect against oxidative stress and has successfully treated refractory epilepsy in AS case studies, issues arise due to its strict adherence requirements, in addition to selective eating habits and weight issues reported in patients with AS...
August 18, 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
Jennifer M Bain, Megan T Cho, Aida Telegrafi, Ashley Wilson, Susan Brooks, Christina Botti, Gordon Gowans, Leigh Anne Autullo, Vidya Krishnamurthy, Marcia C Willing, Tomi L Toler, Bruria Ben-Zev, Orly Elpeleg, Yufeng Shen, Kyle Retterer, Kristin G Monaghan, Wendy K Chung
Via whole-exome sequencing, we identified six females from independent families with a common neurodevelopmental phenotype including developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism, hypotonia, and seizures, all with de novo predicted deleterious variants in the nuclear localization signal of Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein H2, encoded by HNRNPH2, a gene located on the X chromosome. Many of the females also have seizures, psychiatric co-morbidities, and orthopedic, gastrointestinal, and growth problems as well as common dysmorphic facial features...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Muhammad Imran Naseer, Sameera Sogaty, Mahmood Rasool, Adeel G Chaudhary, Yousif Ahmed Abutalib, Susan Walker, Christian R Marshall, Daniele Merico, Melissa T Carter, Stephen W Scherer, Mohammad H Al-Qahtani, Mehdi Zarrei
We describe two brothers from a consanguineous family of Egyptian ancestry, presenting with microcephaly, apparent global developmental delay, seizures, spasticity, congenital blindness, and multiple cutaneous capillary malformations. Through exome sequencing, we uncovered a homozygous missense variant in STAMBP (p.K303R) in the two siblings, inherited from heterozygous carrier parents. Mutations in STAMBP are known to cause microcephaly-capillary malformation syndrome (MIC-CAP) and the phenotype in this family is consistent with this diagnosis...
November 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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