A P Marques-de-faria

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The Federative Republic of Brazil is a country of continental dimensions, whose territory covers more than 8.5 million km and borders all the countries of South America except for Chile and Ecuador. After more than three centuries as a colony of Portugal, it became an independent monarchy in 1822 and a federal republic in 1889. It was under a 20-year long(More)
There are many impediments to the progress of clinical and medical genetics in developing countries. Higher priorities concerning basic health care usually take precedence over genetic diseases and birth defects among medical professionals and public health officials. This is so in spite of the fact that the global prevalence of these conditions seems(More)
We report on three sibs presenting with spondylocarpotarsal synostosis, short-trunk dwarfism of postnatal onset, scoliosis, unsegmented thoracic vertebrae with unilateral bar, and carpal bone fusion. Tarsal bone fusion and dental abnormalities were noted in some of them, indicating pleiotropy and intrafamilial variability. Lens opacities, rarefaction of(More)
With the aim of analyzing which complementary tests are relevant in the diagnostic evaluation of individuals with pervasive developmental disorders, a protocol of clinical and laboratory evaluation was applied in 103 outpatients. The protocol included chromosomal analysis, screening for inborn errors of metabolism, cytogenetic and molecular study of the(More)
BACKGROUND EEM syndrome is the rare association of ectodermal dysplasia, ectrodactyly, and macular dystrophy. METHODS We here demonstrate through molecular analysis that EEM is caused by distinct homozygous CDH3 mutations in two previously published families. RESULTS In family 1, a missense mutation (c.965A-->T) causes a change of amino acid 322 from(More)
The aim of this study was to search for clinical and laboratorial data in 46,XY patients with ambiguous genitalia (AG) and normal testosterone (T) synthesis that could help to distinguish partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS) from 5α-reductase type 2 deficiency (5α-RD2) and from cases without molecular defects in the AR and SRD5A2 genes.(More)
We describe a woman with Ullrich-Turner manifestations and a 45,X/46, X,+mar karyotype. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and DNA analysis were carried out in order to determine the origin and structure of the marker. FISH showed that the marker was a Y-derived dicentric chromosome. The breakpoint at Yq11 (interval 6) was mapped using Southern(More)
The authors describe clinical, neuroimaging and molecular findings in a group of 15 patients with classic lissencephaly (LIS) and subcortical band heterotopia (SBH). A 1385A-->C mutation was found in the LIS1 gene in one patient with LIS more severe than expected for individuals with missense mutations in LIS1. The authors believe that the site of the(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital perineal lipoma is extremely rare and may lead to a misdiagnosis of ambiguous genitalia. CASE REPORTS We report on two girls referred to our service for ambiguous genitalia. Patient 1 (17 days old) and patient 2 (2 months old) had unremarkable gestational and perinatal histories. Both had normal female external genitalia and a 46,XX(More)
We studied 11 patients (9 males) with cytogenetic diagnosis of fragile X syndrome (FXS) with the purpose of investigating the neural circuitry involved in this condition. The ages ranged from 8 to 19. All the individuals presented large ears, elongated faces and autistic features. Ten patients had severe mental retardation. Attention disorder was found in(More)