Myriam Chaabouni

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PURPOSE To study Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) in the Tunisian population and determine the presence of triallelism in the eight identified BBS genes. METHODS DNA samples were collected from 19 consanguineous Tunisian families with BBS. Genome-wide scans were performed with microsatellite markers in 12 families, and two-point linkage analyses were(More)
PURPOSE The PITX3 (pituitary homeobox 3) gene encodes for a homeobox bicoid-like transcription factor. When one allele is mutated, it leads to dominant cataract and anterior segment mesenchymal dysgenesis in humans. When both copies are mutated, homozygous mutation contributes to microphtalmia with brain malformations. In the current study, a family with(More)
PURPOSE Anterior segment ocular dysgenesis (ASOD) is a broad heterogeneous group of diseases detectable at the clinical and molecular level. In a patient with bilateral congenital ASOD including aniridia and aphakia, a complex chromosomal rearrangement, inv(2)(p22.3q12.1)t(2;16)(q12.1;q12.2), was characterized at the molecular level, to identify candidate(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the genetic defect that is responsible for aniridia and congenital cataracts in two Tunisian families. Sequencing of the PAX6 gene in family F1 detected a novel c.265C>T transition in exon 6. In family F2, the previously described c.718C>T mutation in PAX6 was detected in the four affected members. This study adds new(More)
BACKGROUND To identify the genetic defect associated with autosomal recessive congenital cataract (ARCC), mental retardation (MR) and ARCC, MR and microcephaly present in most patients in four Tunisian consanguineous families. METHODS We screened four genes implicated in congenital cataract by direct sequencing in two groups of patients; those affected by(More)
Nonketotic hyperglycemia-induced hemichorea or hemiballism is a well-recognized entity that is rarely encountered. Particular computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings have been described. The pathophysiological mechanism of this disease remains uncertain. We report here on two female patients that presented with hemiballism secondary to(More)
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