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We describe the largest Noonan syndrome (NS) family reported to date. The manifestations of the affected relatives are discussed. In the absence of a biochemical marker NS is still a clinical diagnosis. The diagnostic criteria that were used are presented compared with other published criteria for diagnosing NS. The large size of this family enabled us to(More)
We report on three Dutch children with a clinical diagnosis of oculoauriculovertebral spectrum (OAVS) and hydrocephalus. The clinical features are compared to 15 published cases of OAVS and hydrocephalus. Several other cerebral abnormalities were present in the whole group. About half of the cases had cleft lip/palate, anophthalmia/microphthalmia, or a(More)
Severe congenital hypothyroidism (CH) due to a total iodide organification defect (TIOD) is usually due to mutations in the thyroid peroxidase (TPO) gene located at chromosome 2p25. A homozygous deletion [DeltaT2512 (codon 808)] in exon 14 was identified in a patient with classical TIOD. The transmission pattern of the TPO gene in this family was anomalous;(More)
Two patients with a Noonan phenotype and progressive hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy are described, in whom abnormal histopathological changes in striated musculature were detected. In both patients an increased density of muscle spindles was found at biopsy. The significance of an increased density of muscle spindles in patients with Noonan(More)
Nail-patella syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by dyplasia of finger nails, skeletal anomalies, and, frequently, renal disease. It has recently been shown that this disorder is caused by putative loss-of-function mutations in a transcription factor (LMX1B) belonging to the LIM-homeodomain family, members of which are known to be(More)
A new method of anatomic dissection and image reconstruction using computer techniques for better understanding of eustachian tube (ET) functioning is presented. Coronal sections of two noncleft fetal skulls were photographed and projected on a graphic tablet. Contours of the pertinent structures were digitized using a mouse. Coordinates of all digitized(More)
The Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is a condition characterized by mental retardation, typical facial changes and broad thumbs and big toes. The cause is unknown; almost all cases are sporadic. We describe a mother and son with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome. Literature search documented at least 413 cases with 558 sibs. An affected offspring has occurred at least(More)
Two maternal cousins are described with the connatal form of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD) and congenital stridor. Study of brain biopsy material confirms the diagnosis of PMD. The neuropathological findings are suggestive for the transitional form of this disease. Quantitative morphology gives support to the hypothesis that PMD is a disturbance in(More)
To prevent wound dehydration and bacterial penetration, a wound dressing should be occlusive, but on the other hand it should also be permeable for wound exudate to prevent bullae formation. To meet these requirements a new type of polyurethane wound dressing which consists of a microporous top layer (pore size less than 0.7 mum) supported by a sublayer(More)