Spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia, Pakistani type
|Spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia, Pakistani type|
|Classification and external resources|
This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. It is due to mutations in the Bifunctional 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate synthetase 2 (PAPSS2) gene which is located on the long arm of chromosome 10 (10q22-q24).
This condition is is a skeletal dysplasia characterized by short stature, mild brachydactyly, kyphoscoliosis, abnormal gait, enlarged knee joints, precocious osteoarthropathy, platyspondyly, delayed epiphyseal ossification, mild metaphyseal abnormalities, short stature and short and bowed legs. Intelligence is normal.
Radiographic features include delayed epiphyseal ossification at the hips and knees, platyspondyly with irregular end plates and narrowed joint spaces, diffuse early osteoarthritic changes (in the spine and hands), mild brachydactyly and mild metaphyseal abnormalities which predominantly involve the hips and knees.
This condition was first described in a large eight generation consanguineous Pakistani family.
The causative mutation was indentified in 1998.
- Faiyaz ul Haque M, King LM, Krakow D, et al. (October 1998). "Mutations in orthologous genes in human spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia and the brachymorphic mouse". Nat. Genet. 20 (2): 157–62. doi:10.1038/2458. PMID 9771708.
- Ahmad M, Haque MF, Ahmad W, et al. (August 1998). "Distinct, autosomal recessive form of spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia segregating in an inbred Pakistani kindred". Am. J. Med. Genet. 78 (5): 468–73. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1096-8628(19980806)78:5<468::AID-AJMG13>3.0.CO;2-D. PMID 9714015.
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