ABSTRACT: The authors report a Japanese patient with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 2 (HSAN2) who has a new mutation of the HSN2 gene. The pathologic findings of the patient matched those of Canadian patients. They identified a homozygous 1134-1135 ins T mutation, resulting in a frameshift, and the subsequent premature stop codon at residue 378. These observations support the hypothesis that HSN2 is a causative gene for HSAN2.
Neurology 05/2006; 66(8):1251-2. · 8.31 Impact Factor