Clinical, cytogenetic and immunological aspects in 4 cases resembling ataxia telangiectasia

G. Lanzi, U. Balottin, D. Franciotta, E. Maserati, Alberto Ottolini, F. Pasquali, P. Veggiotti

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Four cases resembling ataxia telangiectasia, all characterized by the absence of telangiectasias, are presented. Two are sisters while the other 2 are sporadic cases. The 2 sisters, aged 14 and 12 years, present a progressive neurological disease similar to that characterizing the Louis-Bar syndrome. The clinical picture in 1 of the sporadic cases, a girl aged 13 years, differs from the typical ataxia telangiectasia in having bilateral pyramidal signs in the lower limbs. The last case, a girl aged 8 years, presents an atypical clinical pattern characterized by a severe mental retardation, quite modest cerebellar signs and absence of involuntary movements. The results of the immunological and cytogenetic investigations are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurology
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Keywords

  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Chromosome abnormalities
  • Immunodeficiency

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Clinical, cytogenetic and immunological aspects in 4 cases resembling ataxia telangiectasia. / Lanzi, G.; Balottin, U.; Franciotta, D.; Maserati, E.; Ottolini, Alberto; Pasquali, F.; Veggiotti, P.

In: European Neurology, Vol. 32, No. 3, 1992, p. 121-125.

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Lanzi, G. ; Balottin, U. ; Franciotta, D. ; Maserati, E. ; Ottolini, Alberto ; Pasquali, F. ; Veggiotti, P. / Clinical, cytogenetic and immunological aspects in 4 cases resembling ataxia telangiectasia. In: European Neurology. 1992 ; Vol. 32, No. 3. pp. 121-125.
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