The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 303–305 | Cite as

13q22.1-q32.1 Microdeletion Syndrome

  • Ming-Wei Li
  • Xin-Yi Zou
  • Chao-Chun ZouEmail author
Scientific Letter

To the Editor: Interstitial deletion of the long arm of chromosome 13 is characterized by multisystemic anomalies. 13q22.1-q32.1 microdeletion belongs to 13q32 proximal deletion (group 1 of 13q deletion) [1] with clinical manifestations including short stature, mental retardation, special facial features and other moderate abnormalities [2].

A 4-y-old girl was referred to our hospital because of growth retardation. She was born at 38 wk of gestation without asphyxia. Her body weight was 9.8 kg (<P3) and height was 91.8 cm (<P3). Flat and long face, sparse hair, low hairline, small mandible, hypertelorism, epicanthus, broad and flat nasal bridge, low-set and large ears and hypoplastic 5th finger were noted (Fig.  1a, b). She could not hop or speak long sentences with a low WISC score of 65. Chromosomal microarray showed a 23 Mb deletion in 13q22.1-q32.1 with 38 genes missing (UCSC Genome Browser on Human 2009, Fig. 1c, d). Liver, kidney and thyroid function, TORCH-Ig, abdominal and...



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This project is supported by Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation (LR13H090002) and Zhejiang Provincial Program for the Cultivation of High-Level Innovative Health Talents (2016).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Children’s HospitalZhejiang University School of MedicineHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang University School of MedicineHangzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Medicine of Zhejiang University City CollegeHangzhouChina

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