Christina Tengström

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Eighty-five mentally retarded patients had their chromosomes examined by using the high resolution banding techniques. Fifty-nine of them had multiple congenital anomalies and/or dysmorphic features. Twenty-six had mental retardation but no major anomalies; they were primarily suspected of having the fragile X syndrome. This suspicion was first excluded.(More)
The objectives of this study were to investigate (1) the results of treatment with functional appliances in mixed dentition run by general practitioners, (2) factors associated with a final treatment result of overjet of > or = 5 mm and (3) the need of additional treatment with fixed appliances. The study was designed as a retrospective, cross sectional(More)
A boy with several dysmorphic features and suffering from mental and motor retardation was found to have a de novo interstitial deletion of chromosome 15, involving bands q13 to q15. His clinical picture is described and compared with the clinical features reported in other deletions of this chromosome, located or extending distally from the region(More)
The frequencies of folate-sensitive autosomal rare fragile sites (ARFS) were compared in populations of mentally retarded, mentally subnormal, and mentally normal children and of patients referred for diagnostic chromosome study. The frequencies did not differ significantly. Altogether, an autosomal rare fragile site was found in 16 of 1,445 individuals (1(More)
High resolution chromosome banding showed a male infant with profound mental retardation, hypertonia and multiple congenital anomalies to have the karyotype 46,XY,-der (2),t(2;12)(q37.3;q24.13)pat. Most of the clinical findings were compatible with those of the previously described cases with partial trisomy 12q. Some of the clinical features seem to(More)
We describe a 22-year-old woman with a de novo paracentric inversion of the long arm of chromosome 14 with breakpoints at q13 and q24 and associated with epilepsy, dysarthria and severe incapacitating involuntary movements present since birth. These movements were incessant when awake but absent when asleep. She had unusual facies with downward slant of(More)
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