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S W Cheng, Ho-Ming Luk, YoYo W Y Chu, Yuet-Ling Tung, Elanie Yin-Wah Kwan, Ivan Fai-Man Lo, Brian Hon-Yin Chung
Acromelic dysplasia is a heterogeneous group of rare skeletal dysplasias characterized by distal limb shortening. Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS), Geleophysic dysplasia (GD) and Acromicric dysplasia (AD) are clinically distinct entities within this group of disorders and are characterized by short stature, short hands, stiff joints, skin thickening, facial anomalies, normal intelligence and skeletal abnormalities. Mutations of the Fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene have been reported to cause AD, GD and related phenotypes...
April 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Kosei Hasegawa, Chikahiko Numakura, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mahoko Furujo, Toshihide Kubo, Yousuke Higuchi, Miho Yamashita, Hirokazu Tsukahara
Acromicric dysplasia (AD) and geleophysic dysplasia (GD) are rare skeletal dysplasias characterized by short stature, acromelia, joint contracture, hepatomegaly, hoarseness and respiratory distress. Compared with GD, AD presents with milder clinical and radiological features. Radiological findings of AD and GD consist of shortened tubular bones of the hands and feet, and deformed capital femoral epiphyses. The genetic cause of AD and some cases of GD was shown to be mutations in the transforming growth factor (TGF) β-binding protein-like domain 5 of the fibrillin 1 gene (FBN1), which is also mutated in Marfan syndrome...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Christiaan de Bruin, Courtney Finlayson, Mariana F A Funari, Gabriela A Vasques, Bruna Lucheze Freire, Antonio M Lerario, Melissa Andrew, Vivian Hwa, Andrew Dauber, Alexander A L Jorge
BACKGROUND: Acromicric dysplasia (AD) and geleophysic dysplasia 2 (GD2) belong to the category of acromelic dysplasia syndromes, consisting of severe short stature, short hands and feet and skin thickening. Both can result from missense mutations in the transforming growth factor beta 5 domain of the fibrillin-1 gene (FBN1). METHODS: Two patients (P1 age 10, and P2 age 7) from unrelated families presented to their endocrinologist with severe short stature (approx...
2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
Aideen M McInerney-Leo, Carine Le Goff, Paul J Leo, Tony J Kenna, Patricia Keith, Jessica E Harris, Ruth Steer, Christine Bole-Feysot, Patrick Nitschke, Cay Kielty, Matthew A Brown, Andreas Zankl, Emma L Duncan, Valerie Cormier-Daire
BACKGROUND: Acromelic dysplasias are a group of disorders characterised by short stature, brachydactyly, limited joint extension and thickened skin and comprises acromicric dysplasia (AD), geleophysic dysplasia (GD), Myhre syndrome and Weill-Marchesani syndrome. Mutations in several genes have been identified for these disorders (including latent transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-binding protein-2 (LTBP2), ADAMTS10, ADAMSTS17 and fibrillin-1 (FBN1) for Weill-Marchesani syndrome, ADAMTSL2 for recessive GD and FBN1 for AD and dominant GD), encoding proteins involved in the microfibrillar network...
July 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
Octavio D Reyes-Hernández, Carmen Palacios-Reyes, Sonia Chávez-Ocaña, Enoc M Cortés-Malagón, Patricia Garcia Alonso-Themann, Víctor Ramos-Cano, Julián Ramírez-Bello, Mónica Sierra-Martínez
BACKGROUND: FBN1 (15q21.1) encodes fibrillin-1, a large glycoprotein which is a major component of microfibrils that are widely distributed in structural elements of elastic and non-elastic tissues. FBN1 variants are responsible for the related connective tissue disorders, grouped under the generic term of type-1 fibrillinopathies, which include Marfan syndrome (MFS), MASS syndrome (Mitral valve prolapse, Aortic enlargement, Skin and Skeletal findings, Acromicric dysplasia, Familial ectopia lentis, Geleophysic dysplasia 2, Stiff skin syndrome, and dominant Weill-Marchesani syndrome...
February 15, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Kosei Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Tanaka
Short-limbed short stature is a heterogeneous condition that can result from many diseases such as bone disorder, metabolic disease, and multiple malformation syndrome. We conducted a questionnaire survey of council members of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and doctors of affiliated hospitals in 2010 to investigate short-limbed short stature. Among 91 hospitals, responses were obtained from 61 hospitals (67% response rate). This study also examined data of 193 short-limbed short stature patients, among whom FGFR3-related chondrodysplasia such as achondroplasia (n = 109; 56...
December 2014: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Yu Wang, Huiwen Zhang, Jun Ye, Lianshu Han, Xuefan Gu
Geleophysic dysplasia (GD), acromicric dysplasia (AD) and Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS) are rare disorders with overlapping characteristics, such as short stature, short hands and feet, joint limitations, skin thickening, mild facial anomalies, normal intelligence and abnormal skeletal symptoms, with GD distinct by progressive cardiac valvular thickening and WMS distinct by microspherophakia and ectopia lentis. Mutations in FBN1 gene have been identified in AD, GD and WMS patients. By targeted next-generation sequencing of skeletal dysplasia-related genes, including FBN1 and ADAMTSL2, three novel missense mutations, c...
October 2014: Journal of Human Genetics
Siddharth Banka, Stuart A Cain, Sabrya Carim, Sarah B Daly, Jill E Urquhart, Günhan Erdem, Jade Harris, Michelle Bottomley, Dian Donnai, Bronwyn Kerr, Helen Kingston, Andreas Superti-Furga, Sheila Unger, Holly Ennis, Jane Worthington, Ariane L Herrick, Catherine L R Merry, Wyatt W Yue, Cay M Kielty, William G Newman
OBJECTIVES: Leri's pleonosteosis (LP) is an autosomal dominant rheumatic condition characterised by flexion contractures of the interphalangeal joints, limited motion of multiple joints, and short broad metacarpals, metatarsals and phalanges. Scleroderma-like skin thickening can be seen in some individuals with LP. We undertook a study to characterise the phenotype of LP and identify its genetic basis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Whole-genome single-nucleotide polymorphism genotyping in two families with LP defined microduplications of chromosome 8q22...
June 2015: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Céline Klein, Carine Le Goff, Vicken Topouchian, Sylvie Odent, Philippe Violas, Christophe Glorion, Valérie Cormier-Daire
UNLABELLED: Acromicric dysplasia (AD) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by short stature, short extremities, stiff joint and skeleton features including brachymetacarpia, cone-shaped epiphyses, internal notch of the femoral head, and delayed bone age. Recently, we identified fibrillin 1 (FBN1) as the disease gene of AD. The aim of our study was to further describe the long-term follow up of AD patients with an emphasis on orthopedic management. Nine patients with FBN1 mutations were included in the study ranging in age from 5...
February 2014: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Aaina Kochhar, Salman Kirmani, Frank Cetta, Brian Younge, James C Hyland, Virginia Michels
The acromelic dysplasias comprise short stature, hands and feet, and stiff joints. Three disorders are ascribed to this group, namely Weill-Marchesani syndrome, geleophysic dysplasia, and acromicric dysplasia, although similar in phenotype, can be distinguished clinically. Weill-Marchesani syndrome, on the basis of microspherophakia and ectopia lentis; geleophysic dysplasia by progressive cardiac valvular thickening, tracheal stenosis, and/or bronchopulmonary insufficiency, often leading to early death. Microspherophakia has not been reported previously in geleophysic dysplasia...
December 2013: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Jing Yu, Jill Urban
Overgrowth of limbs and spinal deformities are typical clinical manifestations of Marfan syndrome (MFS) and congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA), caused by mutations of the genes encoding fibrillin-1 (FBN1) and fibrillin-2 (FBN2), respectively. FBN1 mutations are also associated with acromicric (AD) and geleophysic dysplasias (GD), and with Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS), which is characterised by short stature. The mechanisms leading to such abnormal skeletal growth and the involvement of the fibrillins are not understood...
December 2013: Journal of Anatomy
Alana Cecchi, Naomi Ogawa, Hugo R Martinez, Alicia Carlson, Yuxin Fan, Daniel J Penny, Dong-chuan Guo, Steven Eisenberg, Hazim Safi, Anthony Estrera, Richard A Lewis, Deborah Meyers, Dianna M Milewicz
Mutations in FBN1 cause a range of overlapping but distinct conditions including Marfan syndrome (MFS), Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS), familial thoracic aortic aneurysms/dissections (FTAAD), acromicric dysplasia (AD), and geleophysic dysplasia (GD). Two forms of acromelic dysplasia, AD and GD, characterized by short stature, brachydactyly, reduced joint mobility, and characteristic facies, result from heterozygous missense mutations occurring in exons 41 and 42 of FBN1; missense mutations in these exons have not been reported to cause MFS or other syndromes...
September 2013: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Brian T Wilson, Sacha A Jensen, Ciaron P McAnulty, Paul Brennan, Penny A Handford
Mutations in Fibrillin 1 (FBN1) are associated with Marfan syndrome and in some instances with the MASS phenotype (myopia, mitral valve prolapse, borderline non-progressive aortic root dilatation, skeletal features, and striae). Potential confusion over diagnosis and management in patients with borderline features has been addressed through the revised Ghent nosology, which emphasizes the importance of aortic root dilatation and ectopia lentis as features of Marfan syndrome. The overlapping and more common mitral valve prolapse syndrome is precluded by ectopia lentis or aortic dilatation...
August 2013: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Stuart A Cain, Amanda McGovern, Andrew K Baldwin, Clair Baldock, Cay M Kielty
The extracellular glycoprotein fibrillin-1 forms microfibrils that act as the template for elastic fibers. Most mutations in fibrillin-1 cause Marfan syndrome with severe cardiovascular and ocular symptoms, and tall stature. This is in contrast to mutations within a heparin-binding TB domain (TB5), which is downstream of the arg-gly-asp cell adhesion domain, which can cause Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS) or Acromicric (AD) and Geleophysic Dysplasias (GD). WMS is characterized by short limbs, joint stiffness and ocular defects, whilst fibrillin-1 AD and GD have severe short stature, joint defects and thickened skin...
2012: PloS One
Levent Buluc, Ozgur Selek, Yasemin Aranay
Acromicric dysplasia is a skeletal dysplasia that is characterized by short stature, short hands and feet, typical facial dysmorphism, normal mental development, and characteristic hand radiology. Carpal tunnel syndrome may be seen in adults with acromicric dysplasia; however, to the authors' knowledge, it has not been reported in pediatric patients. This article describes a 9-year old boy with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and acromicric dysplasia treated operatively. No recurrences occurred during 1 year of postoperative follow-up...
October 2012: Orthopedics
Carine Le Goff, Valérie Cormier-Daire
The acromelic dysplasia group is characterized by short stature, short hands and feet, stiff joint, and "muscular" build. Four disorders can now be ascribed to this group, namely Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS), geleophysic dysplasia (GD), acromicric dysplasia (AD), and Myhre syndrome (MS). Although closely similar, they can be distinguished by subtle clinical features and their pattern inheritance. WMS is characterized by the presence of dislocation of microspherophakia and has autosomal dominant or recessive mode of inheritance...
August 15, 2012: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
Carine Le Goff, Clémentine Mahaut, Lauren W Wang, Slimane Allali, Avinash Abhyankar, Sacha Jensen, Louise Zylberberg, Gwenaelle Collod-Beroud, Damien Bonnet, Yasemin Alanay, Angela F Brady, Marie-Pierre Cordier, Koen Devriendt, David Genevieve, Pelin Özlem Simsek Kiper, Hiroshi Kitoh, Deborah Krakow, Sally Ann Lynch, Martine Le Merrer, André Mégarbane, Geert Mortier, Sylvie Odent, Michel Polak, Marianne Rohrbach, David Sillence, Irene Stolte-Dijkstra, Andrea Superti-Furga, David L Rimoin, Vicken Topouchian, Sheila Unger, Bernhard Zabel, Christine Bole-Feysot, Patrick Nitschke, Penny Handford, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Catherine Boileau, Suneel S Apte, Arnold Munnich, Valérie Cormier-Daire
Geleophysic (GD) and acromicric dysplasia (AD) belong to the acromelic dysplasia group and are both characterized by severe short stature, short extremities, and stiff joints. Although AD has an unknown molecular basis, we have previously identified ADAMTSL2 mutations in a subset of GD patients. After exome sequencing in GD and AD cases, we selected fibrillin 1 (FBN1) as a candidate gene, even though mutations in this gene have been described in Marfan syndrome, which is characterized by tall stature and arachnodactyly...
July 15, 2011: American Journal of Human Genetics
Carine Le Goff, Valerie Cormier-Daire
The acromelic dysplasia group includes three rare disorders: Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS), Geleophysic dysplasia (GD) and Acromicric dysplasia (AD) all characterized by short stature, short hands and stiff joints. The clinical overlap between the three disorders is striking. Indeed, in addition to the diagnostic criteria, they all share common features including delayed bone age, cone shaped epiphyses, thick skin and heart disease. In contrast, a microspherophakic lens seems to be a characteristic feature of WMS whereas hepatomegaly and a severe outcome are encountered only in the most severe forms of GD...
March 2009: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
Jonathan H Lee, Jay W Ellison, Gregory J Schears, Dana M Thompson
Clinical evaluation of children with skeletal dysplasias is often concentrated on morphologic and radiographic assessments, but many of these patients also have disease processes of the ear, nose, and throat. We report a case of an 11-month-old girl with an unknown short-limbed dwarfism, similar to acromicric dysplasia, with grade II subglottic stenosis. Laryngotracheoplasty with anterior autologous costal cartilage graft and posterior cricoid split was performed at age 13 months, with subsequent improvement of her airway status...
January 2006: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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