Publication
Title
Co-occurrence of Marfan syndrome and schizophrenia : what can be learned?
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Abstract
We report on a young female patient diagnosed with Marfan syndrome upon admission to the psychiatric hospital for a first psychosis. Mutation analysis of FBN1 identified a de novo nonsense mutation (p.Glu178X). This finding implies co-occurrence of schizophrenia and Marfan syndrome, an observation that has been reported several times in the past. Although, this co-occurrence can be coincidental, several arguments provide strong evidence that Marfan syndrome and schizophrenia might share common etiological pathways. This observation can be important in light of both the etiology of schizophrenia and the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome. (c) 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of medical genetics. - Paris
Publication
Paris : 2012
ISSN
1769-7212
Volume/pages
55:4(2012), p. 252-255
ISI
000307539700005
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 24.11.2017
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