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Please see: J Med Genet 2001;38:423

J Med Genet 37:e10 doi:10.1136/jmg.37.8.e10
  • Electronic letters

Duplication of medial 15q confirmed by FISH

  1. C E BROWNE*,
  4. J RAMOS
  1. * Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8BJ, UK
  2. Wessex Clinical Genetics Service, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, Hants SO16 5YA, UK
  3. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, Hants SO16 6YD, UK
  1. Dr Browne, wessex.genetics{at}

    Editor—The proband was a male infant born to a 28 year old mother and 24 year old father. The parents were healthy and non-consanguineous. There was no significant family history. The pregnancy was complicated by intrauterine growth retardation. At term, birth weight was 2300 g and bilateral talipes were noted, as were a number of dysmorphic features. These included an enlarged anterior fontanelle with widely spaced sutures, downward slanting palpebral fissures, a flat occiput, a smooth philtrum, prominent nasal bridge, fleshy nasal tip, prominent forehead, and micrognathia (fig 1A). Deep creases were noted on both hands and feet, and the second, third, and fourth fingers of both hands were unusually long (fig 1B, C). The infant suffered from respiratory complications and …