Evidence of a genetic basis of Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome : a case report of identical twins

Koller, Michael F. and Papassotiropoulos, Andreas and Henke, Katharina and Behrends, Britta and Noda, Shigeru and Kratzer, Adelgunde and Hock, Christoph and Hofmann, Marc. (2005) Evidence of a genetic basis of Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome : a case report of identical twins. Neuro-degenerative Diseases, 2 (2). pp. 56-60.

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We report two 71-year-old female monozygotic twins presenting with advanced hyperostosis frontalis interna, obesity, shortness and cognitive impairment. They both have suffered from generalized seizures since their early adulthood. Moreover, the patients showed some additional conditions only occurring in one individual or the other such as migraine, marked recurrent depressive disorder or polyarthrosis. The symptoms common to both twins appear to correspond to the Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome and indicate a genetic basis of this disorder as these features occur in genetically identical patients.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Services Biozentrum > Life Sciences Training Facility (Papassotiropoulos)
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Molecular Neuroscience (Papassotiropoulos)
UniBasel Contributors:Papassotiropoulos, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Book Review
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