Lihadh Al Gazali

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The lymphedema-lymphangiectasia-intellectual disability (Hennekam) syndrome (HS) is characterised by a widespread congenital lymph vessel dysplasia manifesting as congenital lymphedema of the limbs and intestinal lymphangiectasia, accompanied by unusual facial morphology, variable intellectual disabilities and infrequently malformations. The syndrome is(More)
OBJECTIVE Nocturnal enuresis is defined as involuntary emptying of the bladder in the absence of an organic cause in a child aged 5 years or older. Primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE) is the term used if the child has never been dry. Of several factors implicated in the etiology of PNE, genetic factors appear to be the strongest. In about 75% of affected(More)
We report two sibs of consanguineous parents with multiple congenital abnormalities which include prenatal and postnatal growth retardation, anterior segment defects of the eye, arachnodactyly with other skeletal abnormalities, congenital heart disease and early lethality. We think this constellation of anomalies may represent a previously undescribed(More)
Ciliopathies are an expanding group of rare conditions characterized by multiorgan involvement, that are caused by mutations in genes encoding for proteins of the primary cilium or its apparatus. Among these genes, CEP290 bears an intriguing allelic spectrum, being commonly mutated in Joubert syndrome and related disorders (JSRD), Meckel syndrome (MKS),(More)
We report on a Palestinian family with three affected individuals exhibiting progeroid syndrome characterized by intrauterine growth retardation, a progeroid appearance, failure to thrive, short stature, and hypotonia. The progeroid features were evident at birth. All the affected members of this family have survived beyond the neonatal period and one of(More)
Glucose transport across the blood brain barrier and into neural cells is critical for normal cerebral physiologic function. Dysfunction of the cerebral glucose transporter GLUT1 (encoded by SLC2A1) is known to result in epilepsy, intellectual disability (ID), and movement disorder. Using whole-exome sequencing, we identified rare homozygous missense(More)
Three sibs with severe manifestation of Schwartz-Jampel syndrome are described. All died due to respiratory complications. Early diagnosis might help to prevent this complication. In addition to electromyography, skeletal radiographs can be helpful in establishing the diagnosis. The radiological manifestations of this syndrome are reviewed.