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Novel mutation of FKBP10 in a pediatric patient with osteogenesis imperfecta type XI identified by clinical exome sequencing

Authors Velasco HM, Morales JL

Received 1 November 2016

Accepted for publication 21 June 2017

Published 7 November 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 75—83

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TACG.S126277

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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Martin H. Maurer


Harvy Mauricio Velasco,1,2 Jessica L Morales2

1Master of Human Genetics, National University of Colombia and Geneticist in Central Military Hospital, Bogotá DC, Colombia; 2Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá DC, Colombia


Abstract: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a hereditary disease characterized by bone fragility caused by mutations in the proteins that support the formation of the extracellular matrix in the bone. The diagnosis of OI begins with clinical suspicion, from phenotypic findings at birth, low-impact fractures during childhood or family history that may lead to it. However, the variability in the semiology of the disease does not allow establishing an early diagnosis in all cases, and unfortunately, specific clinical data provided by the literature only report 28 patients with OI type XI. This information is limited and heterogeneous, and therefore, detailed information on the natural history of this disease is not yet available. This paper reports the case of a male patient who, despite undergoing multidisciplinary management, did not have a diagnosis for a long period of time, and could only be given one with the use of whole-exome sequencing. The use of the next-generation sequencing in patients with ultrarare genetic diseases, including skeletal dysplasias, should be justified when clear clinical criteria and an improvement in the quality of life of the patients and their families are intended while reducing economic and time costs. Thus, this case report corresponds to the 29th patient affected with OI type XI, and the 18th mutation in FKBP10, causative of this pathology.

Keywords: osteogenesis imperfecta type XI, FKBP10, diagnostic odyssey

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