Molecular diagnosis of pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ib in a family with presumed paroxysmal dyskinesia.

Abstract

We describe 2 sisters diagnosed initially with paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis, a condition characterized by brief episodes of spasms precipitated by sudden movement. However, subsequent testing showed hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and elevated parathyroid hormone levels consistent with pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ib. This diagnosis was confirmed by genetic testing, which identified a 3-kilobase deletion on chromosome 20q13.3. Our report describes the neurologic presentation, metabolic derangement, and underlying genetic mutation in a family. It also reinforces the importance of metabolic testing in the evaluation of pediatric patients with movement disorders.

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@article{Mahmud2005MolecularDO, title={Molecular diagnosis of pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ib in a family with presumed paroxysmal dyskinesia.}, author={Farid H. Mahmud and Agn{\`e}s Linglart and Murat Bastepe and Harald W Jueppner and Aida N Lteif}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={2005}, volume={115 2}, pages={e242-4} }