Allie Moosa

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Spinal muscular atrophy is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by degeneration of lower motor neurons. We have investigated the presence of survival motor neuron gene and neuronal apoptosis inhibitory protein gene deletions in 17 Arab and 1 Indian families with spinal muscular atrophy (15 type I and 3 type II). Homologous deletions were detected(More)
The congenital muscular dystrophies are autosomal recessive disorders with different clinical phenotypes, the spectrum of which varies between different ethnic communities. We report our findings in 21 Arab children with congenital muscular dystrophy. All 21 cases were of the pure type, with normal mental status, except 1 case with perinatal(More)
We describe two patients (a Filipino boy aged 2.7 years and a Kuwaiti girl aged 4.8 Years) with clinical and MRI findings consistent with the diagnosis of pontine tegmental cap dysplasia (PTCD) and compare them with 23 other cases reported in the literature. Both presented with feeding problems (VII nerve), sensori-neural deafness (VIII nerve) and hypotonia(More)
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