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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1835--1837

Is the Next Generation Sequencing the Essential Tool for the Early Diagnostic Approach in Congenital Muscular Dystrophy? New Mutation in the Gen LMNA Associated with Serious Phenotype

1 Servicio de Neurología Hospital Universitario de Getafe
2 Servicio de Neumología Hospital Universitario de Getafe
3 Servicio de Genética Hospital Universitario de Getafe

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Dr. Ana Pinel González
Department of Neurology, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Cta, Toledo Km 12.500, Getafe-28905, Madrid

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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.333448

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Background: Laminopathies are a group of diseases caused by mutations in the LMNA gene. Congenital dystrophy of the LMN is a rare disease, with less than 100 cases described in the literature. Objectives and Materials and Methods: We present the clinical case of a patient with congenital muscular dystrophy associated with an undescribed mutation in the LMNA gene. Results: The patient presented progressive motor delay from 10 months with a physical examination consisting of global hypotonia, bilateral winged scapula, areflexia, hip and knee flexion posture, and positive Gowers. The patient developed progressive weakness with neck tone loss, functional impairment, and loss of gait at 5 years. Conclusions: To date, more than 20 mutations associated with congenital LMNA muscular dystrophy have been identified, most due to a single amino acid change (aa), few due to the gain or loss of several aa as in our patient.


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