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Title: The long term evolution of 6 adult patients with Cohen syndrome and their behavioral characteristics
Authors: Peeters, K ×
Willekens, D
Steyaert, Jean
Fryns, Jean-Pierre #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Edition médicine et hygiène
Series Title: Genetic Counseling vol:19 issue:1 pages:1-14
Abstract: Cohen syndrome is an autosomal recessive, multiple congenital anomalies/mental retardation (MCA/MR) syndrome, caused by a mutation in the COH1 gen, localized on chromosome 8q22. COH1 encodes a transmembrane protein of 4.022 amino-acids with a presumed role in vesicle-mediated sorting and intracellular protein transport. Clinical features are non progressive psychomotor retardation and microcephaly, characteristic facial features, retinal dystrophy, and intermittent neutropenia. Examination of the long-term evolution of 6 patients with Cohen syndrome shows that the clinical features are rather stable during evolution. Description of their actual behavior on the basis of standardized questionnaires shows that no severe behavior problems are observed in any of the 6 patients. Taking into account their mental age, their behavior is quiet and easy to handle by their environment.
ISSN: 1015-8146
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Research Group Psychiatry
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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