PEHO syndrome

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PEHO syndrome

PEHO is a severe autosomal recessive neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by extreme cerebellar atrophy due to almost total loss of granule neurons. Affected individuals present in early infancy with hypotonia, profoundly delayed psychomotor development, optic atrophy, progressive atrophy of the cerebellum and brainstem, and dysmyelination. Most patients also develop infantile seizures that are often associated with hypsarrhythmia on EEG, and many have peripheral edema (summary by {1:Anttonen et al., 2017}).
 

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The terms "PEHO syndrome" returned 7 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

CCDC88A mutations cause PEHO-like syndrome in humans and mouse.
 

Author(s): Michael S Nahorski, Masato Asai, Emma Wakeling, Alasdair Parker, Naoya Asai, Natalie Canham, Susan E Holder, Ya-Chun Chen, Joshua Dyer, Angela F Brady, Masahide Takahashi, C Geoffrey Woods

Journal: Brain. 2016 Apr;139(Pt 4):1036-44.

 

Progressive encephalopathy with oedema, hypsarrhythmia and optic atrophy (PEHO) syndrome is a rare Mendelian phenotype comprising severe retardation, early onset epileptic seizures, optic nerve/cerebellar atrophy, pedal oedema, and early death. Atypical cases are often known as PEHO-like, ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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Serial MRI in a child with PEHO syndrome.
 

Author(s): G Sonmez, S Aydinöz, H Mutlu, E Ozturk, H Onur Sildiroglu, S Süleymanoglu, A Tunca Keskin

Journal: J Neuroradiol. 2007 Oct;34(4):281-3.

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2007

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Serial MR imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, and MR spectroscopic findings in a child with progressive encephalopathy, edema, hypsarrhythmia, and optic atrophy (PEHO) syndrome.
 

Author(s): T A G M Huisman, A Klein, B Werner, T Straube, E Boltshauser

Journal: AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Aug;27(7):1555-8.

 

PEHO syndrome is a rare symptom complex of severe progressive encephalopathy, edema, hypsarrhythmia, and optic atrophy. Disease onset is in early infancy. The current case report presents and discusses serial conventional MR imaging findings and serial functional studies including ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2006

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The terms "PEHO syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

De novo dominant variants affecting the motor domain of KIF1A are a cause of PEHO syndrome.
 

Author(s): Sylvie Langlois, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Bryan Sayson, Britt Drögemöller, Anne Swenerton, Colin Jd Ross, Wyeth W Wasserman, Clara Dm van Karnebeek

Journal: Eur. J. Hum. Genet.. 2016 Jun;24(6):949-53.

 

PEHO syndrome (OMIM no. 260565) is characterized by myoclonic jerking and infantile spasms, profound psychomotor retardation with the absence of motor milestones and speech, absence or early loss of visual fixation with atrophy of optic discs by 2 years of age and progressive brain ...

Last Updated: 12 May 2016

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