Keith A. Parker

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Paroxysmal extreme pain disorder (PEPD), previously known as familial rectal pain (FRP, or OMIM 167400), is an inherited condition characterized by paroxysms of rectal, ocular, or submandibular pain with flushing. A genome-wide linkage search followed by mutational analysis of the candidate gene SCN9A, which encodes hNa(v)1.7, identified eight missense(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetically heterogeneous inherited disorder arising from dysmotility of motile cilia and sperm. This is associated with a variety of ultrastructural defects of the cilia and sperm axoneme that affect movement, leading to clinical consequences on respiratory-tract mucociliary clearance and lung function, fertility, and(More)
The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs) are a group of autosomal recessive neurodegenerative diseases of childhood. CLN6, the gene mutated in variant late infantile NCL (vLINCL), was recently cloned. We report the identification of eight further mutations in CLN6 making a total of 18 reported mutations. These mutations include missense, nonsense, small(More)
Evidence for a locus (EJM1) in the HLA region of chromosome 6p predisposing to idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) in the families of patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) has been obtained in two previous studies of separately ascertained groups of kindreds. Linkage analysis has been undertaken in a third set of 25 families including a patient(More)
Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) has an incidence of 1-8 per 1000 live births and is inherited as a complex sex-modified multifactorial trait with a striking male preponderance. Syndromic and monogenic forms exist, and two loci have been identified. Infants present with vomiting due to gastric-outlet obstruction caused by hypertrophy of the(More)
Benign partial epilepsy with centrotemporal sharp waves (benign rolandic epilepsy, BRE) is a common form of idiopathic, localisation-related epilepsy of childhood. The characteristic age-dependent focal sharp wave (fsw) found on the EEG in this disorder segregates as an autosomal dominant trait in families with probands with BRE and acts as a(More)
The locus for Unverricht-Lundborg disease, EPM 1, has recently been mapped to chromosome 21q22.3. A locus, EJM 1, predisposing to idiopathic generalised epilepsy in families of probands with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy has been localised to chromosome 6p by evidence of linkage to the HLA region. However, segregation analysis suggests a two-locus model for(More)
Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BCECS, benign rolandic epilepsy) is a common form of genetically determined localisation-related epilepsy of childhood. The characteristic age-dependent focal sharp wave (fsw) found on the EEG in this disorder segregates as a dominant trait in families with probands with BCECS. Seizures occur in a(More)
A genetic component in the aetiology of infantile pyloric stenosis (PS) is well established. Segregation analysis is compatible with a multifactorial sex modified threshold model of inheritance but a major gene of low penetrance has not been excluded. PS has been reported to occur in 57% (four of seven) of cases with duplication of chromosome 9q11-q33.(More)