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Arch Neurol. 2005 Dec;62(12):1924-7.

Sturge-Weber syndrome associated with other abnormalities: a medical record and literature review.

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Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. comi@kennedykrieger.org

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To develop hypotheses regarding the relationship between Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) and other abnormalities in a subset of patients.

DESIGN:

We retrospectively reviewed medical records in a group of 28 patients with SWS, noting the main features of SWS and accompanying unexpected abnormalities. We also conducted a literature review of abnormalities associated with SWS.

RESULTS:

Twenty-eight medical records of patients with SWS were reviewed. Of this number, we found 8 (29%, 2 female) patients who manifested other abnormalities. Our review of the literature uncovered 15 additional cases with associated abnormalities.

CONCLUSIONS:

We hypothesize that the abnormalities associated with SWS suggest testable insights regarding pathogenesis and that chromosome 17p1-p13 may be a candidate region for genes involved with SWS. We also propose that some patients with SWS may have disorders of cholesterol biosynthesis or carbohydrate glycosylation.

PMID:
16344352
DOI:
10.1001/archneur.62.12.1924
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