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Interstitial del(13)(q21.3q31) associated with psychomotor retardation, eczema, and absent suck and swallowing reflex.
  1. P J Peet,
  2. R R Pereira,
  3. J O Van Hemel,
  4. A J Hoogeboom
  1. Department of Paediatrics, St Clara Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


    A patient with a deletion (13)(q21.3q31) showed only eczema and absent suck and swallowing reflex, in contrast to other well documented cases with a similar deletion. Apparently there is wide clinical variability in patients with deletions in this area.

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