Cinzia Galasso

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Based on genotype-phenotype correlation analysis of 80 Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) patients, as well as on review of relevant literature, we add further insights to the following aspects of WHS: (1) clinical delineation and phenotypic categories; (2) characterization of the basic genomic defect, mechanisms of origin and familiarity; (3) identification of(More)
A study was conducted to determine whether there is a need for office-based resources to assist physicians in the prevention, assessment and/or management of patients, self and peers with substance use (excluding alcohol and tobacco) or pathological gambling disorders. The needs assessment was undertaken in three parts. Survey information was collected from(More)
Four children with sporadic primary microcephaly associated with short stature, delayed bone age, and low growth velocity are described. All of the children showed a normal growth hormone response to standard pharmacological tests but one of the patients had a reduced spontaneous growth hormone nocturnal secretion. Regardless of the results of their(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is associated with executive dysfunctions and comorbidity with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 30% to 50% of children. This study was designed to clarify the neurocognitive phenotype observed in neurofibromatosis type 1 by testing the hypothesis that children with neurofibromatosis type 1 have specific planning(More)
We describe a 7-year-old patient with autism, moderate mental retardation, secondary microcephaly, agenesis of right optic nerve, and dysmorphic features carrying a de novo cryptic deletion of chromosome 2p25.2, detected by aCGH. Pure monosomies of 2p are very rare, and are usually observed as part of more complex aberrations involving other chromosomes. To(More)
We describe a 5.3-year-old girl with autism, mental retardation, hypotonia, marked speech delay, and mild dysmorphic features with a 22q11.2 duplication. Her mother carries the same duplication and presents cleft palate, and normal intelligence. The clinical and behavioural phenotype of this relatively new syndrome is very heterogeneous, with high(More)
Pallister-Hall syndrome is a disorder of development consisting of hypothalamic hamartoma, pituitary dysfunction, central polydactyly and visceral malformations. This disorder is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and is caused by mutations of the GLI3 gene encoding a zinc finger transcription factor. We describe a case of Pallister-Hall syndrome with(More)
We describe a patient with primordial microcephalic dwarfism with severe intrauterine growth retardation and severe and progressive postnatal deficit in length, weight and head circumference. The patient was extroverted and sociable but mildly mentally retarded. He had marked delay of bone maturation and an enlargement of the sella turcica. This child and(More)
Ambras syndrome (AS) is a special form of congenital universal hypertrichosis described for the first time by Baumeister et al. (1). This form differs from other forms of congenital hypertrichosis in the pattern of hair distribution and its associated anomalies. The molecular-genetic cause of AS is unknown; the association of AS with a pericentric inversion(More)
Interstitial deletions of the proximal short arm of chromosome 3 occurring as constitutional aberrations are rare and a defined clinical phenotype is not established yet. We report on a 30-months-old girl with distinct facial features (square facies, plagiocephaly, broad forehead, broad nasal bridge, long philtrum and low set ears) and psychomotor/speech(More)