Johanna B. G. M. Verheij

Learn More
Hirschsprung’s disease (HSCR) is a congenital disorder characterised by the absence of ganglia along variable lengths of the intestine. The RET gene is the major HSCR gene. Reduced penetrance of RET mutations and phenotypic variability suggest the involvement of additional modifying genes in the disease. A RET-dependent modifier locus was mapped to 9q31 in(More)
Van Buchem disease is an autosomal recessive skeletal dysplasia characterised by generalised bone overgrowth, predominantly in the skull and mandible. Clinical complications including facial nerve palsy, optic atrophy, and impaired hearing occur in most patients. These features are very similar to those of sclerosteosis and the two conditions are only(More)
Clinical and genetic heterogeneity in monogenetic disorders represents a major diagnostic challenge. Although the presence of particular clinical features may aid in identifying a specific cause in some cases, the majority of patients remain undiagnosed. Here, we investigated the utility of whole-exome sequencing as a diagnostic approach for establishing a(More)
Shah-Waardenburg syndrome is a rare congenital disorder with variable clinical expression, characterised by aganglionosis of the rectosigmoïd (Hirschsprung disease), and abnormal melanocyte migration, resulting in pigmentary abnormalities and sensorineural deafness (Waardenburg syndrome). Mutations in the EDN, EDNRB and SOX10 genes can be found in patients(More)
X-linked myotubular myopathy is a predominantly severe congenital myopathy with central nuclei on muscle biopsy due to mutations in the MTM1 gene encoding myotubularin. We report a boy with typical features of X-linked myotubular myopathy. Sequencing of the MTM1 gene did not reveal any causative mutations. Subsequent MLPA analysis identified a duplication(More)
PURPOSE Anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) comprises a heterogeneous group of developmental abnormalities that affect several structures of the anterior segment of the eye. The main purpose of this study was to assess the proportion of FOXC1 and PITX2 mutations and copy number changes in 80 probands with ASD. METHODS The patients were examined for FOXC1(More)
Chromosome analysis in two young patients with multiple congenital anomalies revealed a de novo interstitial deletion of 8q that has not been reported before. The deletions were overlapping by 8.35 Mb (8q24.21q24.23). The clinical features shared by our patients were coloboma, VSD, digital abnormalities, congenital dislocation of a hip, feeding problems,(More)
We describe a unique case of achondroplasia with associated complications, including severe respiratory problems. Molecular analysis of the fibroblast growth factor receptor type 3 (FGFR3) gene in this patient showed the common p.G380R mutation and a second novel p.L377R mutation. An allele-specific PCR demonstrated that these mutations were on the same(More)
We reevaluated a unique family with two sibs who had a presumed autosomal recessively inherited syndrome characterized by mental retardation, microcephaly, short stature and absent phalanges. This family was originally described by Drayer et al. in 1977. Using modern molecular techniques, we demonstrated that the syndrome is caused by the recurrence of an(More)