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N eurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1 [MIM 162200]) is a common autosomal dominant disorder that affects 1/3500 individuals and is caused by deletion or point mutations of NF1, a tumour suppressor gene mapping to 17q11.2. Its main features include café au lait spots, axillary and inguinal freckling, iris Lisch nodules, neurofibromas, and an increased risk of(More)
A cell line of penile cancer from a 60-year-old Ugandan black patient has been studied by the authors. Transmission and scanning electron microscopy showed a large number of blebs and microvilli at cell surface; desmosomes were evident at TEM. Cytogenetic investigation (R-, C-, Nor-banding) showed the frequent presence of some markers:(More)
A father and three of his offspring had skeletal abnormalities consisting of a short forearm, cubitus valgus, fusion of first and second cervical vertebrae, and cleft of L5 and S1. All four had a reciprocal, apparently balanced, translocation 2;8(q32;p13). Normal sibs had normal chromosomes. We conclude that this may be a rare instance of an autosomal(More)
A 24-year-old woman was admitted to our department with a loss of substance of the volar aspect of her right forearm. Surgical debridement and subsequent coverage with skin graft were required. Her symptoms had started 10 months earlier when she had broken her right wrist. Right forearm cellulitis had been diagnosed 2 weeks after the gypsum was removed and(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical features of a large kindred with familial infantile myoclonic epilepsy (FIME) with autosomal recessive inheritance, and to discuss the nosology of the early infantile myoclonic epilepsies (IMEs). METHODS The family descends from the intermarriage of two couples of siblings. In a previous study, we mapped the genetic locus(More)
This report describes the clinical and cytogenetic analysis of a kindred with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN-2 or Sipple's syndrome) in two generations. Medullary thyroid carcinoma was present in five members either as a large or as an occult tumour. Phaeochromocytoma was demonstrated in one severely hypertensive relative and urine(More)
The authors report on five cases of Seckel syndrome type I primordial dwarfism, belonging to three unrelated sibships. Immunological and cytogenetic investigations with DEB test did not evidence immunodeficiency or chromosomal fragility. HLA phenotype studies revealed an identical haplotype in affected sibs: a possible linkage with HLA is therefore(More)
A family with Moebius syndrome is presented. Neurological lesions in the affected members are various: complete VI and VII cranial nerves palsy associated with mental retardation in the proband; left convergent strabismus and mental retardation in a brother of the proband and only mental retardation in a sister of the proband. The brainstem auditory evoked(More)