Publications by authors named "Sturich Alicia"

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Clinical findings in 32 patients with 22qll.2 microdeletion attended in the city of Córdoba, Argentina.

Arch Argent Pediatr 2013 Oct;111(5):423-7

Genetic Medicine Department, Hospital de Niños de la Santísima Trinidad.

The 22q11.2 microdeletion is the most common deletion syndrome, with a prevalence of 1/4000-1/6000 among newborn infants and a wide phenotypic variability. The diagnosis of the 22q11.2 microdeletion is made through cytogenetics or fuorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The objectives of this article were to describe the clinical features of 32 patients with 22q11.2 microdeletion and the fndings of other chromosomal abnormalities and genetic syndromes in phenotypically similar patients. This series was made up of 268 patients with clinical criteria supporting the diagnostic suspicion attended at the Hospital de Niños and Hospital Privado, of Córdoba, between March 1st, 2004 and August 31st, 2011. The following parameters were analyzed: age at the time of the diagnosis, sex, clinical manifestations, and mortality. Thirty-two patients (19 males and 13 females) had a positive result for this deletion. The diagnosis was made mostly in their frst months and years of life (age range: 7 days old-31 years old). The clinical manifestations were: congenital heart diseases (22/32), thymic hypoplasia-agenesis/ recurrent infections (10/32), velopalatal insuffciency (8/32). Five patients died; four due to a complication associated with their cardiovascular disease and one due to multiple organ failure. The clinical manifestations of the syndrome were varied.
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October 2013

[Phelan McDermid Syndrome: five patients description and report on the first case described in conjoined twins].

Arch Argent Pediatr 2012 May-Jun;110(3):e50-4

Servicio de Génetica Médica, Hospital Privado, Centro Médico de Córdoba, Argentina.

Phelan McDermid Syndrome is caused by the loss of genetic material in a chromosome from pair 22, at the band q13.3. We describe five patients with deletion 22q13.3 in order to establish a genotype-phenotype association, and report the first case described in conjoined twins. We analyzed the perinatal history, psychomotor behavior, language, and the presence of minor dysmorphism. Karyotypes and in situ hibridization (FISH) for critical region 22q13.3 were performed to all patients. There were hypotonia, developmental delay, and delay or absence of language. A 22q13.3 deletion was detected in all patients described, two cases had a deletion and the other three had a ring of chromosome 22, one in a pure cell line, while the twins presented mosaicism. Karyotype and FISH for 22q11.2 critical region should be performed, with 22q13.3 control probe to detect the deletion of Phelan McDermid syndrome in all patients with clinical phenotype suggestive and evocative of velo-cardio-facial syndrome.
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December 2012