Rita Mingarelli

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Multiple-lentigines (ML)/LEOPARD (multiple lentigines, electrocardiographic-conduction abnormalities, ocular hypertelorism, pulmonary stenosis, abnormal genitalia, retardation of growth, and sensorineural deafness) syndrome is an autosomal dominant condition--characterized by lentigines and café au lait spots, facial anomalies, cardiac defects--that shares(More)
KBG syndrome comprises a distinct facial phenotype, macrodontia, short stature, and skeletal anomalies. So far, it has been reported in 29 individuals. Recently, diagnostic criteria were outlined. Here, we describe eight new patients whose clinical and radiological findings fit the diagnostic criteria of KBG syndrome. While most patients were sporadic in(More)
Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP) is a rare genodermatosis, characterized by pachydermia, digital clubbing, periostosis and an excess of affected males. Although an autosomal dominant model with incomplete penetrance and variable expression has been proved, both autosomal recessive and X-linked inheritance have been suggested. However, at present, genetic(More)
Oculodentodigital dysplasia (ODDD) and Hallermann-Streiff syndrome (HSS) share several clinical characteristics. However, while ODDD is a dominantly inherited disorder due to mutations in the connexin 43 gene GJA1, the inheritance pattern of the HSS syndrome is still debated. Overlapping phenotypes have been described. In one of such cases we found a(More)
We report on a 2 9/12-year-old boy with disproportionate short stature, microcephaly, subtle craniofacial dysmorphisms, and generalized skeletal dysplasia, who developed a left hemiparesis. Brain neuroimaging disclosed a complex cerebral vascular anomaly (CVA) with stenosis of the right anterior cerebral artery and telangiectatic collateral vessels(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is still largely unknown. In general, TGA is not associated with the more common genetic disorders nor with extracardiac anomalies, whereas it can be found in individuals with lateralisation defects, heterotaxy and asplenia syndrome (right isomerism). OBJECTIVE To analyse genes(More)
We describe a fetus with abnormal ultrasound (US) imaging at 20 weeks showing hydrocephalus and radial aplasia. Post-mortem examination followed pregnancy termination and confirmed the diagnosis of oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS). To delineate the pattern of prenatal features in OAVS, we reviewed 20 published fetuses showing abnormal US and/or(More)
Although most chromosome imbalances share a number of quite nonspecific clinical features, including mental and growth retardation, dysmorphisms and a few major malformations (e.g., congenital heart defects), several aneuploidies, duplications, and deletions, either detected using conventional analysis or molecular cytogenetic techniques, manifest distinct(More)
The 3q29 microdeletion syndrome (del 3q29) is a novel genomic disorder identified after the introduction of microarray-based technology. The phenotype of the reported patients is variable, including mental retardation and subtle facial anomalies. We report on two mother-daughter pairs, heterozygous for 3q29, and review clinical features of all known(More)