Report of two patients and further characterization of interstitial 9p13 deletion—A rare but recurrent microdeletion syndrome?

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  • How to Cite this Article: Niemi A-K, Kwan A, Hudgins L, Cherry AM, Manning MA. 2012. Report of two patients and further characterization of interstitial 9p13 deletion—A rare but recurrent microdeletion syndrome? Am J Med Genet Part A. 158A:2328–2335.

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Abstract

To date, an interstitial deletion of 9p13 has been described only two times in the medical literature. These reports were based on routine chromosomal analysis. We report on two additional patients with an interstitial deletion of 9p13 further defined on array CGH who share clinical features with the other two patients previously described. Our first patient is a 16-year-old girl with a 5.9 Mb deletion at 9p13.3–9p13.1, initially detected on routine karyotype analysis and further characterized on array CGH. Our second patient is a 7½-year-old boy with a 4.8 Mb deletion also at 9p13.3–9p13.1. Patients with 9p13 deletion appear to have mild to moderate developmental delay, social and interactive personality, behavior issues such as attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, short stature, prominent antihelices, hypoplastic nails, and precocious/early puberty. Our 16-year-old patient is the oldest patient described thus far. This report further characterizes this condition and helps to delineate the long-term prognosis in these patients. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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