Stavroula Psoni

Stavroula Psoni
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | uoa · Division of Medical Genetics

MD, PhD

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Cantú syndrome is a very rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by generalized congenital hypertrichosis, neonatal macrosomia, coarse face, cardiomegaly, and occasionally, skeletal abnormalities. The syndrome has been attributed to mutated ABCC9 or KCNJ8 genes. We present a 4-year-old girl with developmental delay, distinctive coarse facial...
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Background FOXG1 gene mutations have been associated with the congenital variant of Rett syndrome (RTT) since the initial description of two patients in 2008. The on-going accumulation of clinical data suggests that the FOXG1-variant of RTT forms a distinguishable phenotype, consisting mainly of postnatal microcephaly, seizures, hypotonia, developm...
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Chromosomal Microarray Analysis (CMA) is currently considered a first tier diagnostic assay for the investigation of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), developmental delay (DD) and intellectual disability (ID) of unknown etiology. High resolution arrays were utilized for the identification of Copy Number Variations (CNVs) in 195 ASD patients of Greek...
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Rare, atypical and undiagnosed autosomal recessive (AR) disorders frequently occur in the offspring of consanguineous couples. Current routine diagnostic genetic tests fail to establish a diagnosis in many cases. We employed exome sequencing to identify the underlying molecular defects in patients with unresolved but putatively AR disorders in cons...
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Recently pathogenic variants in the MLL2 gene were identified as the most common cause of Kabuki (Niikawa-Kuroki) syndrome (MIM#147920). To further elucidate the genotype-phenotype correlation we studied a large cohort of 86 clinically defined patients with Kabuki syndrome for mutations in MLL2. All patients were assessed using a standardized pheno...
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Consanguinity and inbreeding increase the sharing of alleles among individuals; thus a considerable number of autosomal recessive phenotypes occur in offspring(s) of consanguineous couples. We have collected samples from consanguineous families with different phenotypes of unknown etiology that are compatible with autosomal recessive transmission,...
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The clinical understanding of the CDKL5 disorder remains limited, with most information being derived from small patient groups seen at individual centres. This study uses a large international data collection to describe the clinical profile of the CDKL5 disorder and compare with Rett syndrome (RTT). Information on individuals with cyclin-dependen...
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Mutations in the MECP2 gene (methyl-CpG-binding protein-2) are responsible for 60-95% of cases of Rett syndrome (RTT), an X-linked dominant neurodevelopmental disorder affecting mostly girls. Classic RTT is characterized by normal early development followed by psychomotor regression and onset of microcephaly, although variant forms are also observe...
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The MECP2 gene mutations cause Rett syndrome (RTT) (OMIM: 312750), an X-linked dominant disorder primarily affecting girls. Until RTT was considered lethal in males, although now approximately 60 cases have been reported. Males with MECP2 mutations present with a broad spectrum of phenotypes ranging from neonatal encephalopathy to nonsyndromic ment...
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Sotos syndrome is characterized by tall stature, advanced bone age, typical facial abnormalities, and developmental delay. The associated gene is NSD1. The study involved 22 patients who fulfilled the clinical criteria. Phenotypic characteristics, central nervous system findings, and cardiovascular and urinary tract abnormalities were evaluated. Me...
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Classic Rett Syndrome (RS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder due to mutations in the MECP2 gene in Xq28. Atypical RS with severe early-onset encephalopathy and therapy-resistant epilepsy can be due to mutations in the CDKL5 (Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-like 5) gene in Xp22. We here report a 14-year-old female with a RS-like clinical picture, and well-co...
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Sotos syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by tall stature, advanced bone age, typical morphological abnormalities of the face and developmental delay. It is caused by mutations in the NSD1 gene located on chromosome 5. NSD1 mutations are detected in the majority of the Sotos patients, and include intragenic NSD1 mutations and mi...
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The diagnosis of Noonan syndrome is essentially clinical, based upon the distinct phenotype and the involvement of the cardiovascular system. Tumor development is a rare manifestation of Noonan syndrome but can be explained by the molecular pathophysiology involved in the disorder. We present three Noonan patients who developed solid tumors. The fi...
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INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the methyl CpG-binding protein 2 ( MECP2 ) gene are responsible for 70% to 95% of cases of Rett syndrome (RS), an X-linked dominant neurodevelopmental disorder that mostly affects girls. Classical RS is characterized by normal early development followed by psychomotor regression and gradual onset of microcephaly, although...
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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular autosomal recessive disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness and atrophy combined with motor neuron degeneration caused by mutations in the SMN 1 gene locus (5q11.2-13.2). Rett syndrome (RS) is an X-linked dominant neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in MECP2 (Xq28) and charac...
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Schimke immunoosseous dysplasia (SIOD), which is characterized by prominent spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, T-cell deficiency, and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, is a panethnic autosomal recessive multisystem disorder with variable expressivity. Biallelic mutations in switch/sucrose nonfermenting (swi/snf) related, matrix-associated, actin-depen...

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