Riadh Gouider

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A clinical and electrophysiological study was performed in 119 Type 1A Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT1A) patients with proven 17p11.2 duplication. Onset of the first functional manifestations was in the first decade in 50% of cases and before the age of 20 years in 70% of cases. The predominant clinical signs were muscle weakness and wasting in the lower(More)
OBJECTIVE To relate X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMTX) phenotypes to gender and type of neuropathy by the study of a large series of CMTX patients with proven Cx32 point mutations. BACKGROUND CMTX is an X-linked form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, caused by mutations in the connexin 32 gene. Males are usually more severely affected and have(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical and electrophysiologic features of a large series of carriers of the 17p11.2 deletion. BACKGROUND The 17p11.2 deletion is associated in most patients with recurrent acute nerve palsies, which is the typical presentation of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP). Nevertheless, a few other phenotypes(More)
X-linked dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMTX) disease is a motor and sensory neuropathy caused by mutations in the connexin 32 (CX32) gene. In this study we report the clinical, electrophysiological and genetic features of 93 patients (41 males, 52 females) from 37 unrelated families with CMTX. Age at onset was 15.4 +/- 9.6 years in males (range 1-40 years)(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) with autosomal recessive (AR) inheritance is a heterogeneous group of inherited motor and sensory neuropathies. In some families from Japan and Brazil, a demyelinating CMT, mainly characterized by the presence of myelin outfoldings on nerve biopsies, cosegregated as an autosomal recessive trait with early-onset glaucoma. We(More)
The 17p11.2 duplication and Connexin 32 (Cx32) mutations are the most frequent gene mutations responsible for Charcot-Marie-Tooth diseases. We classified 282 Charcot-Marie-Tooth families according to the median motor nerve conduction velocity of the index patient and the mode of inheritance, and screened them for 17p11.2 duplication and Cx32 mutations.(More)
Autosomal-recessive forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (ARCMT) account for less than 10% of the families in the European CMT population but are more frequent in the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East because of more widespread consanguinity. Until now, demyelinating ARCMT was more extensively studied at the genetic level than the axonal form. Since 1999, the(More)
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by recurrent episodes of acute nerve palsies. We performed a clinical, electrophysiologic, and molecular study of 13 French families with HNPP associated with a chromosome 17p11.2 deletion in 36 individuals. There were electrophysiologic(More)
Progressive myoclonus epilepsy of the Unverricht-Lundborg type (EPM1) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder characterized by onset at age 6-16 years, generalized seizures, incapacitating myoclonus, and variable progression to cerebellar ataxia. The gene that causes EPM1, cystatin B, encodes a cysteine proteinase inhibitor. Only a minority of EPM1 patients(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A (CMT1A) disease and hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) are autosomal dominant neuropathies, associated, respectively, with duplications and deletions of the same 1.5-Mb region on 17p11.2-p12. These two rearrangements are the reciprocal products of an unequal meiotic crossover between the two(More)