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A patient with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome originating from translocation t(4;8) (p16.3;q24.3)pat.
  1. W el-Rifai,
  2. J Leisti,
  3. M Kähkönen,
  4. A Pietarinen,
  5. M R Altherr,
  6. S Knuutila
  1. Department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, Finland.


    We present here a 7 year old girl with the clinical signs of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS). Only on high resolution banding was a deletion of 4p16.3 suspected in both the proband and the father. Further studies using simultaneous R banding and FISH, with cosmid probe pc847.351 containing the mildly repetitive fragment 847-EC, confirmed the diagnosis and showed a paternal balanced translocation t(4;8)(p16.3;q24.3).

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