Bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma, developmental delay, aortic and pulmonary stenosis in association with a FRA12A

J Berg, E Grace, K W Teik, H Hammond, M Tidman, D FitzPatrick

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Abstract

We present an 11-year-old female with bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma (BIE), learning disability, patent ductus arteriosus and mild stenosis of the aortic and pulmonary arteries. Chromosome analysis showed the expression of the rare folate-sensitive fragile site FRA12A at 12q13 in 8/20 (40%) of blood lymphocytes cultured in folate-deficient medium in the presence of trimethoprim. Her mother and maternal grandmother are phenotypically normal, but her mother shows expression of the same fragile site in 4/20 (20%) of cells cultured under the same conditions. Lymphocytes from the grandmother only showed expression of the fragile site when cultured in the presence of methotrexate in folate deficient medium. Interestingly, two genes (keratin 1 and keratin 2e) which are known to cause BIE map to 12q13. Molecular data is presented excluding three candidate (CCG)n repeats within keratin 1 gene. We present a review of previously reported FRA12A cases and discuss possible molecular explanations for the clinical findings in this patient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-9
Number of pages7
JournalClinical dysmorphology
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000

Keywords

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Child
  • Chromosome Banding
  • Chromosome Fragile Sites
  • Chromosome Fragility
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperkeratosis, Epidermolytic
  • Karyotyping
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis

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