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We present the clinical findings and follow-up data of four female children with Cohen syndrome, two sisters and one pair of dizygotic female twins. The most characteristic findings from birth on were as follows: 1. Low-normal growth parameters at birth. 2. Mild hypotonia and evidence of progressive microcephaly with narrow forehead in the first year of… (More)
Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), the most severe inherited retinal dystrophy, is genetically heterogeneous, with 14 genes accounting for 70% of patients. Here, 91 LCA probands underwent LCA chip analysis and subsequent sequencing of 6 genes (CEP290, CRB1, RPE65, GUCY2D, AIPL1and CRX), revealing mutations in 69% of the cohort, with major involvement of… (More)
OBJECTIVE A new large family with the BOR syndrome is reported with special reference to the presence of a widened vestibular aqueduct and a progressive sensorineural component in the mixed hearing loss. A review of the BOR literature of 184 patients is given. SETTING University Hospitals. RESULTS A BOR family with 17 affected members was studied.… (More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to look for evidence based or scientific guidelines for selection of newborns with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection that might benefit from treatment with ganciclovir. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature search was conducted involving the MEDLINE database and the Cochrane Collaboration Library. Abstracts… (More)
A patient with Waardenburg syndrome type II associated with Hirschsprung megacolon and Marcus Gunn ptosis is presented. It is suggested that these different anomalies are manifestations of the same neurocrestopathy.