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Drayer's syndrome of mental retardation, microcephaly, short stature and absent phalanges is caused by a recurrent deletion of chromosome 15(q26.2 -> qter)

Rump, P., Dijkhuizen, T., Sikkema-Raddatz, B., Lemmink, H. H., Vos, Y. J., Verheij, J. B. G. M. & van Ravenswaaij, C. M. A., Nov-2008, In : Clinical Genetics. 74, 5, p. 455-462 8 p.

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We reevaluated a unique family with two sibs who had a presumed autosomal recessively inherited syndrome characterized by mental retardation, microcephaly, short stature and absent phalanges. This family was originally described by Drayer et al. in 1977. Using modern molecular techniques, we demonstrated that the syndrome is caused by the recurrence of an apparently de novo 15qter deletion of 5.8 Mb. Analysis of polymorphic markers revealed that the deletion was of maternal origin in both cases, indicating germline mosaicism in the clinically unaffected mother. This study demonstrates the possibility of parental mosaicism and the risk of recurrence in sibs for terminal subtelomeric deletions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-462
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Genetics
Volume74
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2008

    Keywords

  • brachydactyly, chromosome 15, microcephaly, short stature, subtelomere, CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC-HERNIA, COMPARATIVE GENOMIC HYBRIDIZATION, BRACHYDACTYLY TYPE A1, I RECEPTOR GENE, DISTAL LONG ARM, RING CHROMOSOME-15, GROWTH-RETARDATION, CANDIDATE REGION, DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY, TERMINAL DELETION

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