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    NEMO Links Nuclear Factor-κB to Human Diseases.
    Trends Mol Med 2017 Nov 8. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Institute of Experimental Internal Medicine, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany. Electronic address:
    The nuclear factor (NF)-κB essential modulator (NEMO) is a key regulator in NF-κB-mediated signaling. By transmitting extracellular or intracellular signals, NEMO can control NF-κB-regulated genes. NEMO dysfunction is associated with inherited diseases such as incontinentia pigmenti (IP), ectodermal dysplasia, anhidrotic, with immunodeficiency (EDA-ID), and some cancers. Read More

    Postzygotic mosaïcism and incontinentia pigmenti in male patients:molecular diagnosis yield.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Oct 27. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    Department of Dermatology, Reference center for genodermatoses and rare skin diseases (MAGEC), Université Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM U1163, Institut Imagine, Institut Imagine, Hôpital Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France.
    Incontinentia pigmenti (IP, MIM 308300) is an X-linked dominant genodermatosis caused by the more frequently occurring (80% of cases) deletion mutation Δ 4-10 on IKBKG gene, located on chromosome Xq28. Incontinentia Pigmenti is generally lethal in male fetuses, while heterozygous females survive owing to functional mosaicism.(1) Two potential mechanisms have been proposed to explain the survival of male patients with IP carrying IKBKG mutation: (1) abnormal karyotype, i. Read More

    Functional Evaluation of an IKBKG Variant Suspected to Cause Immunodeficiency Without Ectodermal Dysplasia.
    J Clin Immunol 2017 Nov 10;37(8):801-810. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Experimental Laboratory Immunology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Hypomorphic IKBKG mutations in males are typically associated with anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with immunodeficiency (EDA-ID). Some mutations cause immunodeficiency without EDA (NEMO-ID). The immunological profile associated with these NEMO-ID variants is not fully documented. Read More

    Incontinentia pigmenti, an x-linked dominant disorder, in a 2-year-old boy with Klinefelter syndrome.
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017 Jul-Sep;60(3):424-426
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
    Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare X-linked dominant disorder, in which skin lesions distributed along Blaschko's lines appear shortly after birth. Early lesions which are erythematous/bullous evolve over time into warty lesions, hyperpigmented swirls/macules, and atrophic hypopigmented streaks. Clinical features are heterogeneous. Read More

    Incontinentia pigmenti in a child with suspected retinoblastoma.
    Int J Retina Vitreous 2017 18;3:34. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Ocular Oncology Service, Suite 1440, Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA.
    Background: Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare X-linked dominant syndrome caused by mutation in the NEMO/IKKgamma gene, and characterized by a spectrum of cutaneous, ocular, neurologic and dental abnormalities. In the eye, findings include retinal vascular non-perfusion, occasionally with traction retinal detachment, retinal fibrosis, and retinal pigment epithelium defects. These findings can resemble retinoblastoma, especially when vitreoretinal fibrosis produces leukocoria. Read More

    Incontinentia Pigmenti: A Summary Review of This Rare Ectodermal Dysplasia With Neurologic Manifestations, Including Treatment Protocols.
    J Pediatr Health Care 2017 Nov - Dec;31(6):e45-e52. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
    Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare neuroectodermal dysplasia caused by a defect in the IKBKG gene (formerly known as NEMO). There are 27.6 new cases per year worldwide; 65% to 75% are sporadic mutations, and 25% to 35% are familial. Read More

    Unusual Father-to-Daughter Transmission of Incontinentia Pigmenti Due to Mosaicism in IP Males.
    Pediatrics 2017 09 9;140(3). Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Institute of Genetics and Biophysics "Adriano Buzzati-Traverso," IGB-CNR, Naples, Italy;
    Incontinentia pigmenti (IP; Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man catalog #308300) is an X-linked dominant ectodermal disorder caused by mutations of the inhibitor of κ polypeptide gene enchancer in B cells, kinase γ (IKBKG)/ nuclear factor κB, essential modulator (NEMO) gene. Hemizygous IKBKG/NEMO loss-of-function (LoF) mutations are lethal in males, thus patients are female, and the disease is always transmitted from an IP-affected mother to her daughter. We present 2 families with father-to-daughter transmission of IP and provide for the first time molecular evidence that the combination of somatic and germ-line mosaicism for IKBKG/NEMO loss of function mutations in IP males resulted in the transmission of the disease to a female child. Read More

    Incontinentia pigmenti in a male (XY) infant with long-term follow up over 8 years.
    J Dermatol 2017 Aug 9. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Dermatology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan.
    Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is an X-linked genodermatosis affecting the skin and other sites, including the teeth, nails, hair, eyes and nervous system defects in female patients. Generally lethal in males, there are only a few known cases of males surviving this condition. Nuclear factor (NF)-κB essential modulator (NEMO), also known as inhibitor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cells, kinase gamma (IKBKG), constitutes an essential activator of NF-κB. Read More

    Incontinentia Pigmenti: A Case Report of a Complex Systemic Disease.
    Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2017 Jul 23;5(4):501-505. Epub 2017 Jul 23.
    Universitario di Ruolo, Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Dermatology, Via Vittoria Colonna 11, Rome 00186, Italy.
    Incontinentia Pigmenti is an uncommon X-linked genodermatosis, caused by mutations in the NEMO gene. It is a systemic disease that involves tissue of ectodermic and mesodermic origin, including cutaneous tissue, teeth, eyes and the central nervous system, amongst other organs. The Authors report a rare case of Incontinentia Pigmenti in a female newborn. Read More

    Dental treatment considerations for a pediatric patient with incontinentia pigmenti (Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome).
    Eur J Dent 2017 Apr-Jun;11(2):264-267
    Medical Department, Medical School, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.
    Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a uncommon gene disorder, heritage with X-linked dominant mode. IP patients have a characteristic dentition varying from marked hypodontia to delayed eruption and conical crowns on both dentitions. A 5½-year-old girl, whose mother and younger sister were also diagnosed with IP, has the whirling-like pigmented skin lesion over her trunk and four extremities. Read More

    Severe neuroimaging anomalies are usually associated with random X inactivation in leucocytes circulating DNA in X-linked dominant Incontinentia Pigmenti.
    Mol Genet Metab 2017 Jul 10. Epub 2017 Jul 10.
    Department of Pediatric Radiology, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, AP-HP, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75105 Paris, France; INSERM U1000, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France; UMR 1163, Institut Imagine, 24 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75015 Paris, France; University René Descartes, PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité, 12 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, Paris, France.
    Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a skin disorder with neurological impairment in 30% of cases. The most common disease causing mutation is a deletion of exons 4-10 of the IKBKG gene, located on chromosome Xq28, with skewed X-chromosome inactivation in females, but few cases of random X-inactivation have been reported. We have correlated brain anomalies with X-chromosome inactivation status determined on leucocytes circulating DNA. Read More

    Immunodeficiency in Two Female Patients with Incontinentia Pigmenti with Heterozygous NEMO Mutation Diagnosed by LPS Unresponsiveness.
    J Clin Immunol 2017 Jul 12. Epub 2017 Jul 12.
    Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1194, Japan.
    Purpose: Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with immunodeficiency (EDA-ID) is caused by mutations in the NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO) or NF-κB inhibitor, alpha (IKBA) genes. A heterozygous NEMO mutation causes incontinentia pigmenti (IP) in females, while a hemizygous hypomorphic mutation of NEMO causes EDA-ID in males. In general, immunodeficiency is not shown in IP patients. Read More

    A 7-year-old female child of incontinentia pigmenti presenting with vitreous hemorrhage.
    Indian J Ophthalmol 2017 Jun;65(6):533-535
    Department of Research, Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation; Department of Laboratory Medicine, Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taichung; General Education Center, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan.
    Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare disease with multisystemic anomalies, which commonly presents just after birth. Here, we report a rare case of IP patient with vitreous hemorrhage in school-age children. Therefore, physicians have to be alert and evaluate IP patients at all ages. Read More

    Gene therapy decreases seizures in a model of Incontinentia pigmenti.
    Ann Neurol 2017 Jul;82(1):93-104
    Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany.
    Objective: Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a genetic disease leading to severe neurological symptoms, such as epileptic seizures, but no specific treatment is available. IP is caused by pathogenic variants that inactivate the Nemo gene. Replacing Nemo through gene therapy might provide therapeutic benefits. Read More

    Pulmonary hypertension and vasculopathy in incontinentia pigmenti: a case report.
    Ther Clin Risk Manag 2017 9;13:629-634. Epub 2017 May 9.
    Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre, King Saud bin Abdulaziz Uiversity for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Incontinentia pigmenti (IP; Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome) is a rare, genetic syndrome inherited as an X-linked dominant trait. It primarily affects female infants and is lethal in the majority of males during fetal life. The clinical findings include skin lesions, developmental defects, and defects of the eyes, teeth, skeletal system, and central nervous system. Read More

    What's new with common genetic skin disorders?
    Minerva Pediatr 2017 Aug 20;69(4):288-297. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Department of Dermatology, Rochester, MN, USA -
    Familiar genetic disorders such as neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), oculocutaneous albinism (OCA), basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), incontinentia pigmenti, ichthyosis, and epidermolysis bullosa (EB) have prominent, cutaneous manifestations. This review describes recent advances in knowledge concerning the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these skin features. Specifically, clinical diagnostic criteria for incontinentia pigmenti, ichthyosis, and tuberous sclerosis have been updated. Read More

    Keratoacanthoma-Like Growths of Incontinentia Pigmenti Successfully Treated with Intralesional Methotrexate.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Jul 17;34(4):e203-e204. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
    Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
    We report the case of a 17-year-old girl with incontinentia pigmenti who developed multiple large hyperkeratotic tumors within Blaschkoid hyperpigmented patches on her left leg. Biopsy demonstrated an endoexophytic nodule with irregular invaginations of keratinizing squamous epithelium and a central keratin-filled crater, consistent with keratoacanthoma-like lesions of incontinentia pigmenti. The tumors were successfully treated with intralesional methotrexate. Read More

    Lack of interaction between NEMO and SHARPIN impairs linear ubiquitination and NF-κB activation and leads to incontinentia pigmenti.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 Feb 27. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    INSERM U1163 Paris-Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cité, IMAGINE Institute, Necker Hospital Enfants-Malades, Paris, France. Electronic address:
    Background: Incontinentia pigmenti (IP; MIM308300) is a severe, male-lethal, X-linked, dominant genodermatosis resulting from loss-of-function mutations in the IKBKG gene encoding nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) essential modulator (NEMO; the regulatory subunit of the IκB kinase [IKK] complex). In 80% of cases of IP, the deletion of exons 4 to 10 leads to the absence of NEMO and total inhibition of NF-κB signaling. Here we describe a new IKBKG mutation responsible for IP resulting in an inactive truncated form of NEMO. Read More

    Common Skin Conditions in Children: Noninfectious Rashes.
    FP Essent 2017 Feb;453:18-25
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program, 410 Market St. Suite 400 CB#7715, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
    Cutaneous adverse drug reactions are among the most common noninfectious rashes of childhood. Cutaneous adverse drug reactions are classified as morbilliform, urticarial, bullous, pustular, or psoriasiform. Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common inflammatory cutaneous eruptions, and is characterized by pruritus and flexural distribution. Read More

    A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Seven Year-Old Patient with Incontinentia Pigmenti: A Case Report and Five-Year Follow Up.
    J Dent (Tehran) 2016 Aug;13(4):295-301
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
    Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare inherited disorder involving abnormalities of the skin, hair, eyes, musculoskeletal system, central nervous system, and the teeth. Dental abnormalities are the most common manifestations of this disorder. The purpose of this case report was to present the clinical and radiological findings of a seven-year-old girl as well as the results of her five-year follow up. Read More

    Ocular manifestations in the X-linked intellectual disability syndromes.
    Ophthalmic Genet 2017 Sep-Oct;38(5):401-412. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
    e Greenwood Genetic Center, JC Self Research Institute of Human Genetics , Greenwood , South Carolina , USA.
    Intellectual disability (ID), a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by limitations of both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, affects an estimated 1-2% of children. Genetic causes of ID are often accompanied by recognizable syndromal patterns. The vision apparatus is a sensory extension of the brain, and individuals with intellectual disabilities frequently have coexisting abnormalities of ocular structures and the visual pathway system. Read More

    Retina 2017 Aug;37(8):1568-1574
    *Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; and †Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
    Purpose: This report aims at expanding the current knowledge of retinal microanatomy in children with incontinentia pigmenti using hand-held spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT).

    Methods: We reviewed OCT scans from 7 children (4 weeks-13 years) obtained either in the clinic or during an examination under anesthesia. The scans were analyzed for anatomical changes in the outer and inner retina, by certified graders. Read More

    New Insight Into the Pathogenesis of Cerebral Small-Vessel Diseases.
    Stroke 2017 Feb 12;48(2):520-527. Epub 2017 Jan 12.
    From the Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Lübeck, Germany (K.M., M.S.); INSERM U1038/BIG, CEA, Grenoble, France (G.C.); and Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, "Adriano Buzzati-Traverso", IGB-CNR, Naples, Italy (M.V.U.).

    Dental anomalies in 14 patients with IP: clinical and radiological analysis and review.
    Clin Oral Investig 2017 Jun 20;21(5):1845-1852. Epub 2016 Oct 20.
    Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre Hospital, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
    Objectives: Current knowledge on dental anomalies in patients with incontinentia pigmenti (IP) has been obtained by examining case reports; however, an overall characterization of such alterations remains lacking. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency, type and location of dental alterations in IP using a case series.

    Methods: Fourteen patients (9 children and 5 adults) with a clinical diagnosis of IP who presented dental anomalies were included in this study. Read More

    Incontinentia Pigmenti presenting as a newborn eruption: two case presentations.
    Dermatol Online J 2016 Jun 15;22(6). Epub 2016 Jun 15.
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York.
    Linear vesicles or papules in a newborn can be a presenting sign of incontinentia pigmenti (IP). In this report, we present two cases of neonates with cutaneous manifestations of incontinentia pigmenti. In one case, mild peripheral eosinophilia was noted. Read More

    Incontinentia Pigmenti; a Rare Multisystem Disorder: Case Report of a 10-Year-Old Girl.
    J Dent (Shiraz) 2016 Sep;17(3):233-7
    Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.
    Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare genodermatosis in which the skin involvement occurs in all patients. Additionally, other ectodermal tissues may be affected such as the central nervous system, eyes, hair, nails and teeth. The disease has an X-linked dominant inheritance pattern. Read More

    Super-resolution microscopy reveals a preformed NEMO lattice structure that is collapsed in incontinentia pigmenti.
    Nat Commun 2016 Sep 2;7:12629. Epub 2016 Sep 2.
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Division of Chemical Systems and Synthetic Biology, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape 7925, South Africa.
    The NF-κB pathway has critical roles in cancer, immunity and inflammatory responses. Understanding the mechanism(s) by which mutations in genes involved in the pathway cause disease has provided valuable insight into its regulation, yet many aspects remain unexplained. Several lines of evidence have led to the hypothesis that the regulatory/sensor protein NEMO acts as a biological binary switch. Read More

    Genetic Disorders with Dyshidrosis: Ectodermal Dysplasia, Incontinentia Pigmenti, Fabry Disease, and Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2016 30;51:42-9. Epub 2016 Aug 30.
    Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
    Sweating is regulated by various neurohormonal mechanisms. A disorder in any part of the sweating regulatory pathways, such as the thermal center, neurotransmitters in the central to peripheral nerve, innervation of periglandular neurotransmission, and sweat secretion in the sweat gland itself, induces dyshidrosis. Therefore, hereditary disorders with dyshidrosis result from a variety of causes. Read More

    [Incontinentia pigmenti : Herpes simplex infection as an important differential diagnosis in the neonatal period].
    Hautarzt 2017 Feb;68(2):149-152
    Universitäts-Hautklinik, Schittenhelmstr. 7, 24105, Kiel, Deutschland.
    In this article we present the case of a 2-day-old newborn girl in good general condition, with herpetic arranged pustules on the skin of her whole body. The case highlights the importance of a detailed diagnostic workup for newborns with pustular skin disease. Especially to differentiate between the diagnosis of incontinentia pigmenti and a congenital herpes infection. Read More

    NEMO regulates a cell death switch in TNF signaling by inhibiting recruitment of RIPK3 to the cell death-inducing complex II.
    Cell Death Dis 2016 Aug 25;7(8):e2346. Epub 2016 Aug 25.
    Institute of Genetics and Biophysics 'Adriano Buzzati-Traverso' (CNR), Naples 80131, Italy.
    Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a rare X-linked disease characterized by early male lethality and multiple abnormalities in heterozygous females. IP is caused by NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO) mutations. The current mechanistic model suggests that NEMO functions as a crucial component mediating the recruitment of the IκB-kinase (IKK) complex to tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNF-R1), thus allowing activation of the pro-survival NF-κB response. Read More

    Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017 Fall;11(4):352-355
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
    Purpose: To describe a case of incontinentia pigmenti with proliferative retinopathy successfully treated by combination of repeated retinal laser photocoagulation and intravitreal ranibizumab injection.

    Methods: Single interventional case report of a 4-year-old girl, known case of incontientia pigmenti, first screened at the age of two, presented with proliferative retinopathy. Sole treatment by panretinal laser photocoagulation failed to control the progression of retinal neovascularization. Read More

    Myeloid Deletion of Nemo Causes Osteopetrosis in Mice Owing to Upregulation of Transcriptional Repressors.
    Sci Rep 2016 Jul 20;6:29896. Epub 2016 Jul 20.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.
    The transcription factor NF-κB is central to numerous physiologic processes including bone development, and its activation is controlled by IKKγ (also called NEMO), the regulatory subunit of IKK complex. NEMO is X-linked, and mutations in this gene result in Incontinentia Pigmenti in human hemizygous females. In mice, global deficiency causes embryonic lethality. Read More

    Neurocutaneous syndromes.
    Handb Clin Neurol 2016 ;135:565-89
    Division of Neuroradiology, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address:
    Neurocutaneous syndromes (or phakomatoses) are a diverse group of congenital disorders that encompass abnormalities of neuroectodermal and, sometimes, mesodermal development, hence commonly involving the skin, eye, and central nervous system. These are often inherited conditions and typically present in early childhood or adolescence. Some of the abnormalities and clinical symptoms may, however, be progressive, and there is an increased risk of neoplastic formation in many of the syndromes. Read More

    Incontinentia Pigmenti with Persistent Hypercalcemia: Case Report.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2016 Sep 14;33(5):e315-7. Epub 2016 Jul 14.
    McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is an X-linked dominant disorder that in most cases is considered lethal in males. IP affects the skin, hair, teeth, nails, eyes, and central nervous system. We report a case of persistent hypercalcemia (10. Read More

    Incontinentia Pigmenti Coxsackium.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2016 Sep 11;33(5):e280-1. Epub 2016 Jul 11.
    Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Late recurrences of first-stage inflammatory vesiculobullous lesions of incontinentia pigmenti (IP) are uncommon but have been reported to occur in the setting of infections, fevers, and vaccinations. This phenomenon has not been described in the setting of atypical hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). In addition, atypical HFMD often has a predilection for areas of previous inflammation or trauma, such as areas of atopic dermatitis (eczema coxsackium). Read More

    Cognitive-behavioural phenotype in a group of girls from 1.2 to 12 years old with the Incontinentia Pigmenti syndrome: Recommendations for clinical management.
    Appl Neuropsychol Child 2017 Oct-Dec;6(4):327-334. Epub 2016 Jun 7.
    e Institute of Genetics and Biophysics "Adriano Buzzati Traverso," Naples , Italy.
    Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP, OMIM#308300) is a rare X-linked genomic disorder (about 1,400 cases) that affects the neuroectodermal tissue and Central Nervous System (CNS). The objective of this study was to describe the cognitive-behavioural profile in children in order to plan a clinical intervention to improve their quality of life. A total of 14 girls (age range: from 1 year and 2 months to 12 years and 10 months) with IP and the IKBKG/NEMO gene deletion were submitted to a cognitive assessment including intelligence scales, language and visuo-spatial competence tests, learning ability tests, and a behavioural assessment. Read More

    Reticulated, Hyperchromic Rash in a Striated Pattern Mimicking Atopic Dermatitis and Fungal Infection in a 2-Month-Old Female: A Case of Incontinentia Pigmenti.
    Case Rep Pediatr 2016 19;2016:9512627. Epub 2016 Apr 19.
    Department of Pediatrics, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA 18509, USA.
    We present a 12-month-old Hispanic female with a reticulated, hyperchromic rash in a striated pattern appearing on upper and lower extremities and trunk and back since the age of 6 weeks. Over the next 10 months, the rash persisted. The rash did not respond to treatment with antifungals and steroids. Read More

    Fatal pulmonary arterial hypertension in an infant girl with incontinentia pigmenti.
    Pediatr Int 2016 May;58(5):394-396
    Department of Pediatrics, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Izumo City, Shimane, Japan.
    We report the case of an infant girl with incontinentia pigmenti (IP) complicated by fatal pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). She was diagnosed with IP, based on the presence of specific skin lesions, neonatal seizures, hypereosinophilia and a maternal family history of IP. At the age of 2 months, she was diagnosed with PAH on systolic heart murmur due to tricuspid valve regurgitation. Read More

    A brain microvasculature endothelial cell-specific viral vector with the potential to treat neurovascular and neurological diseases.
    EMBO Mol Med 2016 06 1;8(6):609-25. Epub 2016 Jun 1.
    Hubertus Wald Cancer Center, Department of Oncology and Hematology University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany Department of Hematology and Oncology, Augsburg Medical Center, Augsburg, Germany
    Gene therapy critically relies on vectors that combine high transduction efficiency with a high degree of target specificity and that can be administered through a safe intravenous route. The lack of suitable vectors, especially for gene therapy of brain disorders, represents a major obstacle. Therefore, we applied an in vivo screening system of random ligand libraries displayed on adeno-associated viral capsids to select brain-targeted vectors for the treatment of neurovascular diseases. Read More

    Clinical presentation and spectrum of neuroimaging findings in newborn infants with incontinentia pigmenti.
    Dev Med Child Neurol 2016 Oct 28;58(10):1076-84. Epub 2016 Apr 28.
    Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
    Aim: To report on the neurological presentation and neuroimaging findings in newborn infants with incontinentia pigmenti.

    Method: The clinical and neurological course including neuroimaging and follow-up data of eight newborn infants with the neurological phenotype of incontinentia pigmenti were retrospectively reviewed.

    Results: While the clinical picture was polymorphic, the neurological manifestations were defined as encephalopathic and comprised lethargy and seizures in all but one of the infants. Read More

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