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A unique combination of 17pter trisomy and 21qter monosomy in a boy with developmental delay, severe intellectual disability, growth retardation and dysmorphisms.
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PMID:  23296059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Microduplication at 17p13.3 and microdeletion at 21q22 are both rare chromosomal aberrations. The presence of both genomic imbalances in one patient has not been previously reported in literature. In this study, we performed a molecular diagnostic testing with a whole genome microarray on a 3-year-old boy with developmental delay, mental retardation and multiple malformations. METHODS: A routine G-banding karyotype analysis was performed using peripheral lymphocytes. Chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) was done using Affymetirx CytoScan™ HD Array. Genomic imbalances were further confirmed by multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA). RESULTS: The result of karyotyping was normal but CMA detected a 9.8Mb microduplication at 17p13.3-13.1 (chr17: 1-9,875,545) and a 2.8Mb microdeletion involving 21q22.3-qter (chr21: 45,239,077-48,097,372). The imbalances were due to a balanced translocation present in patient's mother. The patient was characterized with short stature, profound developmental delay, non-verbal, intellectual disability as well as craniofacial dysmorphism, subtle brain structural anomaly and sparse scalp hair. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first patient reported with a combination of a microduplication at 17p13.3-13.1 and a microdeletion at 21q22.3-qter. Both genomic imbalances were undetected by conventional karyotyping but were delineated with CMA test. Synergistic effect from the two rare genomic imbalances is likely responsible for the severe clinical phenotypes observed in this patient.
Zhaojing Zheng; Ru-En Yao; Juan Geng; Xingming Jin; Yongnian Shen; Daming Ying; Qihua Fu; Yongguo Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gene     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0038     ISO Abbreviation:  Gene     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7706761     Medline TA:  Gene     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, P.R China.
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