Publication
Title
Peripheral neuropathy and 46XY gonadal dysgenesis: a heterogeneous entity
Author
Abstract
Gonadal dysgenesis with normal male karyotype (46XY) is a sexual differentiation disorder. So far three patients have been reported presenting the association of 46XY gonadal dysgenesis with peripheral neuropathy. Examination of sural nerves revealed minifascicle formation in two of them. In one patient, a mutation was found in desert hedgehog homolog (Drosophila), a gene important in gonadal differentiation and peripheral nerve development. We studied neuropathological and molecular genetic aspects of a patient with 46XY gonadal dysgenesis and peripheral neuropathy. Examination of a sural nerve biopsy specimen revealed an axonal neuropathy with pronounced axonal loss, limited signs of axonal regeneration and no minifascicle formation. A normal male karyotype was found (46XY) without micro-deletions in the Y chromosome. No mutations were found in the sex determining region Y gene, peripheral myelin protein 22, Myelin Protein Zero, Gap-Junction protein Beta 1, Mitofusin 2 or desert hedgehog homolog. The absence of minifascicle formation and the absence of a mutation in desert hedgehog homolog in this patient with gonadal dysgenesis and peripheral neuropathy expand the clinical and genetic heterogeneity of this rare entity.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Neuromuscular disorders
Publication
2009
ISSN
0960-8966
Volume/pages
19:2(2009), p. 172-175
ISI
000263866700016
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 24.02.2009
Last edited 06.12.2017
To cite this reference