How to cite this article: Briggs TA, Wolf NI, D'Arrigo S, Ebinger F, Harting I, Dobyns WB, Livingston JH, Rice GI, Crooks D, Rowland-Hill CA, Squier W, Stoodley N, Pilz DT, Crow YJ. 2008. Band-like intracranial calcification with simplified gyration and polymicrogyria: a distinct “pseudo-TORCH” phenotype. Am J Med Genet Part A 146A:3173–3180.
Band-like intracranial calcification with simplified gyration and polymicrogyria: A distinct “pseudo-TORCH” phenotype†
Version of Record online: 14 NOV 2008
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American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
Volume 146A, Issue 24, pages 3173–3180, 15 December 2008
How to Cite
Briggs, T.A., Wolf, N.I., D'Arrigo, S., Ebinger, F., Harting, I., Dobyns, W.B., Livingston, J.H., Rice, G.I., Crooks, D., Rowland-Hill, C.A., Squier, W., Stoodley, N., Pilz, D.T. and Crow, Y.J. (2008), Band-like intracranial calcification with simplified gyration and polymicrogyria: A distinct “pseudo-TORCH” phenotype. Am. J. Med. Genet., 146A: 3173–3180. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.32614
- Issue online: 21 NOV 2008
- Version of Record online: 14 NOV 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 AUG 2008
- Manuscript Received: 29 APR 2008
- intracranial calcification;
The combination of intracranial calcification and polymicrogyria is usually seen in the context of intrauterine infection, most frequently due to cytomegalovirus. Rare familial occurrences have been reported. We describe five patients—two male–female sibling pairs, one pair born to consanguineous parents, and an unrelated female—with a distinct pattern of band-like intracranial calcification associated with simplified gyration and polymicrogyria. Clinical features include severe post-natal microcephaly, seizures and profound developmental arrest. Testing for infectious agents was negative. We consider that these children have the same recognizable “pseudo-TORCH” phenotype inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.