Founder effects in two predominant intronic mutations of UNC13D, c.118-308C>T and c.754-1G>C underlie the unusual predominance of type 3 familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL3) in Korea

Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (familial HLH or FHL) is a potentially fatal autosomal recessive disorder. Our previous study demonstrated that UNC13D mutations (FHL3) account for ∼90 % of FHL in Korea with recurrent splicing mutation c.754-1G>C (IVS9-1G>C). Notably, half of the FHL3 patients had a monoallelic mutation of UNC13D. Deep intronic… CONTINUE READING