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Título: Atypical Phenotype in Two Patients with LAMA2 Mutations
Autor: Marques, J
Duarte, S
Costa, S
Jacinto, S
Oliveira, J
Oliveira, M
Santos, R
Bronze-da-Rocha, E
Silvestre, AR
Calado, E
Evangelista, T
Palavras-chave: Laminina
Distrofias Musculares
Data: 2014
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Neuromusc Disord. 2014 Jan 09
Resumo: Congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A is caused by mutations in the LAMA2 gene, which encodes the a2-chain of laminin. We report two patients with partial laminin-a2 deficiency and atypical phenotypes, one with almost exclusive central nervous system involvement (cognitive impairment and refractory epilepsy) and the second with marked cardiac dysfunction, rigid spine syndrome and limb-girdle weakness. Patients underwent clinical, histopathological, imaging and genetic studies. Both cases have two heterozygous LAMA2 variants sharing a potentially pathogenic missense mutation c.2461A>C (p.Thr821Pro) located in exon 18. Brain MRI was instrumental for the diagnosis, since muscular examination and motor achievements were normal in the first patient and there was a severe cardiac involvement in the second. The clinical phenotype of the patients is markedly different which could in part be explained by the different combination of mutations types (two missense versus a missense and a truncating mutation).
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.17/1750
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