Silvia Azzarello-Burri

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Mutations in the FGD1 gene have been shown to cause Aarskog-Scott syndrome (AAS), or facio-digito-genital dysplasia (OMIM#305400), an X-linked disorder characterized by distinctive genital and skeletal developmental abnormalities with a broad spectrum of clinical phenotypes. To date, 20 distinct mutations have been reported, but little phenotypic data are(More)
Recent studies revealed the power of whole-exome sequencing to identify mutations in sporadic cases with non-syndromic intellectual disability. We now identified de novo missense variants in NAA10 in two unrelated individuals, a boy and a girl, with severe global developmental delay but without any major dysmorphism by trio whole-exome sequencing. Both de(More)
A chromosomal balanced translocation disrupting the MED13L (Mediator complex subunit13-like) gene, encoding a subunit of the Mediator complex, was previously associated with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and intellectual disability (ID), and led to the identification of missense mutations in three patients with isolated TGA. Recently, a(More)
BACKGROUND Despite abundant evidence for pathogenicity of large copy number variants (CNVs) in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), the individual significance of genome-wide rare CNVs <500 kb has not been well elucidated in a clinical context. METHODS By high-resolution chromosomal microarray analysis, we investigated the clinical significance of all(More)
Proximal deletions of the long arm of chromosome 13 have been reported only rarely. Here we present three unrelated patients with heterozygous, apparently de novo deletions encompassing 13q12.3. The patients present with moderate demonstrated or apparent intellectual disability, postnatal microcephaly, and eczema/atopic dermatitis as the predominant(More)
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) shows a great phenotypic variability between patients, ranging from perinatal demise to mildly affected adults. Autosomal dominant polycystic liver disease (PCLD) does not manifest in childhood. A boy was reported with the co-occurrence of ARPKD and PCLD. He presented at the age of 16 days with(More)
Aortic dilatation/dissection (AD) can occur spontaneously or in association with genetic syndromes, such as Marfan syndrome (MFS; caused by FBN1 mutations), MFS type 2 and Loeys-Dietz syndrome (associated with TGFBR1/TGFBR2 mutations), and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) vascular type (caused by COL3A1 mutations). Although mutations in FBN1 and TGFBR1/TGFBR2(More)
Focal dermal hypoplasia (FDH) is an X-linked developmental disorder with male lethality characterized by patchy dermal hypoplasia, skeletal and dental malformations, and microphthalmia or anophthalmia. Recently, heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in the PORCN gene have been described to cause FDH. FDH shows some clinical overlap with the microphthalmia(More)
Purpose To define the phenotype of C2orf71 associated retinopathy and to present novel mutations in this gene. Methods A retrospective multicenter study of patients with retinopathy and identified C2orf71 mutations was performed. Ocular function (visual acuity, visual fields, electroretinogram [ERG] responses); retinal morphology (fundus, optical(More)
Chromosomal mosaicism, which represents a diagnostic challenge for detection and interpretation, has been described in several genetic conditions. It can contribute to a large phenotypic variation in diseases. At analysis of a well-characterized cohort of 714 patients with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) of unknown etiology using a high-resolution(More)