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19q12q13.2 duplication syndrome: neuropsychiatric long-term follow-up of a new case and literature update

Authors Nacinovich R, Villa N, Broggi F, Tavaniello C, Bomba M, Conconi D, Redaelli S, Sala E, Lavitrano M, Neri F

Received 22 May 2017

Accepted for publication 17 July 2017

Published 4 October 2017 Volume 2017:13 Pages 2545—2550

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S142356

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Roger Pinder


Renata Nacinovich,1,2 Nicoletta Villa,3 Fiorenza Broggi,1,2 Cristina Tavaniello,1 Monica Bomba,1 Donatella Conconi,2 Serena Redaelli,2 Elena Sala,3 Marialuisa Lavitrano,2 Francesca Neri1,2

1Childhood and Adolescence Neuropsychiatric Unit, San Gerardo Hospital, 2School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano Bicocca, 3Medical Genetics Laboratory, Clinical Pathology Department, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy

Abstract: Genetic syndromes are well characterized by the phenotypic point of view, but little is known about their progression and patients’ quality of life. We report a 10-year neuropsychiatric follow-up of a boy with duplication of chromosome 19. Cytogenetic investigation was requested at the age of 5 years for psychomotor and speech delay. The genomic study identified an 8.17 Mb duplication on chromosome 19q12q13.2. We propose that the long-term follow-up of our patient would help to delineate the neuropsychiatric phenotype associated with 19q duplication. This study could be a model for further long-term research in the neuropsychiatric follow-up of patients with 19q duplication syndrome.

Keywords: 19q duplication, neuropsychiatric follow-up, array-CGH

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