Étude clinique et génétique de l'ataxie récessive de la Beauce

Authors: Dupré, Nicolas
Advisor: Verreault, René
Abstract: We ascertained 64 probands and affected members of 30 French-Canadian families all showing similar clinical features and originating from the same region of Quebec. After informed consent, we performed detailed clinical history, neurological examination, brain imaging, nerve conduction studies, and SYNE1 mutation detection of all available subjects. Based on the cases examined, Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia Type 1 is a cerebellar syndrome characterized by: recessive transmission; middle-age onset (mean 31.60 years, range 17-46); slow progression and moderate disability; significant dysarthria; mild oculomotor abnormalities; occasional brisk reflexes in the lower extremities; normal nerve conduction studies and diffuse cerebellar atrophy on imaging. We identified a total of 7 mutations in our population, thereby providing evidence of genotypic heterogeneity. Patients with different mutations did not show significant phenotypic heterogeneity. We expect that this disease will be a common cause of middle-age onset recessive ataxia worldwide.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2008
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/20048
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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