DOI: 10.3390/genes14061292 ISSN: 2073-4425

7p22.2 Microduplication: A Pathogenic CNV?

Alessia Bauleo, Alberto Montesanto, Vincenza Pace, Francesco Guarasci, Rosalbina Apa, Rossella Brando, Laura De Stefano, Simona Sestito, Daniela Concolino, Elena Falcone
  • Genetics (clinical)
  • Genetics

Partial duplication of the short arm of chromosome 7 is a rare chromosome rearrangement. The phenotype spectrum associated with this rearrangement is extremely variable even if in the last decade the use of high-resolution microarray technology for the investigation of patients carrying this rearrangement allowed for the identification of the 7p22.1 sub-band causative of this phenotype and to recognize the corresponding 7p22.1 microduplication syndrome. We report two unrelated patients that carry a microduplication involving the 7.22.2 sub-band. Unlike 7p22.1 microduplication carriers, both patients only show a neurodevelopmental disorder without malformations. We better characterized the clinical pictures of these two patients providing insight into the clinical phenotype associated with the microduplication of the 7p22.2 sub-band and support for a possible role of this sub-band in the 7p22 microduplication syndrome.

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