[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We report a series of eight patients with the Say/Barber/Biesecker/Young-Simpson (SBBYS) type of Ohdo syndrome, which is the largest cohort described to date. We expand on the type, frequency and severity of the clinical characteristics in this condition; comment on the natural history of Ohdo syndrome and further refine previously published diagnostic criteria. Cytogenetic investigations and microarray CGH analysis undertaken in this cohort of patients failed to identify a chromosomal aetiology. It remains possible that this rare condition is heterogeneous and therefore caution must be undertaken during counselling until the underlying genetic mechanism(s) is (are) identified.
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