alexa Location of the gene causing hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever syndrome differs from that for familial Mediterranean fever. International Hyper-IgD Study Group.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Author(s): Drenth JP, Mariman EC, Van der VeldeVisser SD, Ropers HH, Van der Meer JW

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Abstract The hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever (hyper-IgD) syndrome is typified by recurrent febrile attacks with abdominal distress, joint involvement (arthralgias/arthritis), headache, skin lesions, and an elevated serum IgD level (> 100 U/ml). This familial disorder has been diagnosed in 56 subjects worldwide. As the hyper-IgD syndrome resembles familial Mediterranean fever, one could speculate that both result from mutations in the same gene. The gene causing familial Mediterranean fever (MEF) has been located on chromosome 16p. We have studied 10 families with 19 affected and 28 non-affected subjects. The clinical findings and IgD determinations from these families are compatible with autosomal recessive inheritance. Using highly polymorphic markers surrounding the MEF gene, only negative Lod scores were obtained, whereas haplotype analysis excluded this locus as the cause of the hyper-IgD syndrome. In addition, no indication for linkage was obtained with markers from other candidate gene regions on chromosomes 17q and 14q.
This article was published in Hum Genet and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

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