Chromosome 17q21.31 duplication syndrome: Description of a new familiar case and further delineation of the clinical spectrum

Federica Natacci, Enrico Alfei, Lucia Tararà, Stefano D'Arrigo, Orsetta Zuffardi, Barbara Gentilin, Chiara Pantaleoni

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Introduction 17q21.31 microduplication syndrome is a recently described condition associated with a broad clinical spectrum, of which psychomotor delay, behavioral disorders and poor social interaction seem to be the most consistent features. Only seven patients have been reported thus far. All have behavioral disorders reminiscent of the autistic spectrum with intellectual skills ranging from normal to mild intellectual deficiency. Other features are variable with no striking common phenotypic features. Case study Here we describe the segregation of 17q21.31 duplication in an Italian family. Discussion Clinical features and genetic data are reported, and compared with previously reported patients with 17q21.31 microduplication. A comparison of clinical manifestations between deletion and duplication syndromes of the chromosome regione is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Paediatric Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016



  • 17q21.31 microduplication
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Genetic syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • KANSL1
  • Psychomotor delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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