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Clin Genet. 2013 Mar;83(3):201-11. doi: 10.1111/cge.12051. Epub 2012 Nov 26.

Unmasking Kabuki syndrome.

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Institute of Human Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.


The identification of de novo dominant mutations in KMT2D (MLL2) as the main cause of Kabuki syndrome (KS) has shed new light on the pathogenesis of this well-delineated condition consisting of a peculiar facial appearance, short stature, organ malformations and a varying degree of intellectual disability. Mutation screening studies have confirmed KMT2D as the major causative gene for KS and have at the same time provided evidence for its genetic heterogeneity. In this review, we aim to summarize the current clinical and molecular genetic knowledge on KS, provide genotype-phenotype correlations and propose a strategic clinical and molecular diagnostic approach for patients with suspected KS.

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