Lowe Syndrome

Reference work entry

Lowe syndrome, also known as oculocerebrorenal syndrome, is a rare X-linked recessive disorder. It was initially recognized in 1952 by Lowe and colleagues who described the triad of congenital cataracts, mental retardation, and generalized aminoaciduria. In 1954, a renal Fanconi syndrome was recognized as being associated with the syndrome (Bickel & Thurshby-Pelnam 1954) and in 1965, an X-linked recessive pattern of inheritance was determined (Richards et al. 1965). Its prevalence is estimated to be several cases per 100,000 males.

Synonyms and Related Disorders

Dent-2 disease; Oculocerebrorenal syndrome

Genetics/Basic Defects

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      X-linked recessive disorder predominantly affecting males, although several affected females have been reported

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      New mutations in 31.6% of affected males

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      Germline mosaicism in 4.5%

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    The gene involved ( OCRL1)
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      Map locus: Xq26.1, based on
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        Balanced X-autosome translocations with a break-point in band Xq25-q26 in two unrelated...


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