Claire Guissart

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BACKGROUND Friedreich's ataxia usually occurs before the age of 25. Rare variants have been described, such as late-onset Friedreich's ataxia and very-late-onset Friedreich's ataxia, occurring after 25 and 40 years, respectively. We describe the clinical, functional, and molecular findings from a large series of late-onset Friedreich's ataxia and(More)
Peroxisomal biogenesis disorders (PBDs) consist of a heterogeneous group of autosomal recessive diseases, in which peroxisome assembly and proliferation are impaired leading to severe multisystem disease and early death. PBDs include Zellweger spectrum disorders (ZSDs) with a relatively mild clinical phenotype caused by PEX1, (MIM# 602136), PEX2 (MIM#(More)
Lichtenstein-Knorr syndrome is an autosomal recessive condition that associates sensorineural hearing loss and cerebellar ataxia. Here, we report the first identification of a gene involved in Lichtenstein-Knorr syndrome. By using a combination of homozygosity mapping and whole-exome sequencing, we identified the homozygous p.Gly305Arg missense mutation in(More)
Ataxia is a symptom that is often associated with syndromic inherited diseases. We previously reported the linkage of a novel syndrome, ataxia with blindness and deafness (SCAR3/SCABD, OMIM# 271250), to chromosome 6p21–p23 by linkage mapping of an Arab Israeli consanguineous family. We have now identified by whole-exome sequencing a homozygous missense(More)
CDAGS syndrome is an autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by craniosynostosis, large open fontanelles, hearing loss, anal anomalies, genitourinary malformations and porokeratosis. To our knowledge, only four families from different geographic regions and ethnic backgrounds have been reported until now and no molecular defect has been identified. Here(More)
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has an established diagnostic value for inherited ataxia. However, the need of a rigorous process of analysis and validation remains challenging. Moreover, copy number variations (CNV) or dynamic expansions of repeated sequence are classically considered not adequately detected by exome sequencing technique. We applied a(More)
The complementation group F of Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP-F) is rare in the Caucasian population, and usually devoid of neurological symptoms. We report two cases, both Caucasian, who exhibited progressive cerebellar ataxia, chorea, a mild subcortical frontal cognitive impairment, and in one case severe polyneuropathy. Brain MRI demonstrated cerebellar (2/2)(More)
BACKGROUND Analysis of circulating cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in maternal plasma is very promising for early diagnosis of monogenic diseases. However, this approach is not yet available for routine use and remains technically challenging because of the low concentration of cffDNA, which is swamped by the overwhelming maternal DNA. METHODS To make(More)
PURPOSE To identify the genetic basis of a recessive inheritance form of retinal dystrophy (RD) in a Lebanese family. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical data were recorded for five patients of the 14 family members. Genetic linkage was carried out using Affymetrix 250 K Nspl SNP array followed by sequencing. RESULTS The patients showed variable phenotypes(More)
INTRODUCTION Spinocerebellar ataxia 13 (SCA13) is a rare autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia. To our knowledge, its association to movement disorders has never been described. We aimed at reporting 8 new SCA13 cases with a focus on movement disorders especially myoclonus. METHODS We performed a detailed neurological examination and neurophysiological(More)