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We report on seven novel patients with a submicroscopic 22q12 deletion. The common phenotype constitutes a contiguous gene deletion syndrome on chromosome 22q12.1q12.2, featuring NF2-related schwannoma of the vestibular nerve, corpus callosum agenesis and palatal defects. Combining our results with the literature, eight patients are recorded with palatal(More)
Autism is defined by 3 main criteria: disturbance of reciprocal social interaction, disturbance of communication (including language comprehension and spoken language) and disturbance of normal variation in behaviour and imaginative activities; an onset before age 36 months is also required. The neuropediatric contribution to autism is dominated by the(More)
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