A family with X-linked dystonia-deafness syndrome with a novel mutation of the DDP gene.

@article{Ujike2001AFW,
  title={A family with X-linked dystonia-deafness syndrome with a novel mutation of the DDP gene.},
  author={Hiroshi Ujike and Youichirou Tanabe and Yasushi Takehisa and Toshiyuki Hayabara and Shunichi Kuroda},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1004-7}
}
BACKGROUND X-linked dystonia-deafness syndrome (DDS) is characterized by early-onset deafness followed by progressive dystonia in adulthood. Only 4 families with the syndrome have been reported, and all were white. OBJECTIVE To describe the first nonwhite family with X-linked DDS, involving 5 affected males in 4 generations. RESULTS Clinical features of the family members, who were Japanese, were mostly consistent with reports of DDS in whites except for a lack of visual disturbances… CONTINUE READING

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