Causes of death and autopsy findings in a large study cohort of individuals with Cornelia de Lange syndrome and review of the literature.

@article{Schrier2011CausesOD,
  title={Causes of death and autopsy findings in a large study cohort of individuals with Cornelia de Lange syndrome and review of the literature.},
  author={Samantha A Schrier and Ilana Sherer and Matthew A Deardorff and Dinah M Clark and Lynn P Audette and Lynette Gillis and Antonie D Kline and Linda M. Ernst and Kathleen M. Loomes and Ian D. Krantz and Laird G. Jackson},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  year={2011},
  volume={155A 12},
  pages={3007-24}
}
To identify causes of death (COD) in propositi with Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) at various ages, and to develop guidelines to improve management and avoid morbidity and mortality, we retrospectively reviewed a total of 426 propositi with confirmed clinical diagnoses of CdLS in our database who died in a 41-year period between 1966 and 2007. Of these, 295 had an identifiable COD reported to us. Clinical, laboratory, and complete autopsy data were completed on 41, of which 38 were… CONTINUE READING
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