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Griscelli syndrome: a new phenotype with circumscribed pigment loss?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17498436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Griscelli syndrome is a rare genetic immunodeficiency disorder characterized by pigment dilution, recurrent cutaneous and pulmonary infections, neurological deterioration, hypogammaglobulinemia, and defective cell-mediated immunity. Mutations of three distinct genes have been described in Griscelli syndrome with different phenotypes. The disease is usually fatal by the first decade of life. We report a 20-year-old female with Griscelli syndrome with circumscribed pigment loss over thighs and abdomen in addition to diffuse pigment dilution. An accelerated phase, similar to that described in Chediak-Higashi syndrome, was also observed in our case in the form of neurological deterioration. Survival of the patient beyond the first decade of life in the absence of specific therapy was also a distinctive feature.
Vidya Kharkar; Sushil Pande; Sunanda Mahajan; Ravishankar Dwiwedi; Uday Khopkar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-14     Completed Date:  2007-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai.
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MeSH Terms
Agammaglobulinemia / diagnosis,  genetics
Albinism / diagnosis,  genetics
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 15 / genetics*
Hepatomegaly / diagnosis,  genetics
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes / diagnosis,  genetics*
Mental Retardation / diagnosis,  genetics
Pancytopenia / diagnosis,  genetics*
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Splenomegaly / diagnosis,  genetics

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