Eur J Med Genet
. 2021 Oct 4;104347. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2021.104347. Online ahead of print. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34619368/
Expanding the clinical spectrum of pathogenic variation in NR2F2: Asplenia
- PMID: 34619368
- DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2021.104347
We present a case with congenital syndromic asplenia associated with immune deficiency, glandular hypospadias and cryptorchidism. Genetic analysis identified a likely pathogenic de novo variant in NR2F2. Pathogenic NR2F2 variants have been associated with other congenital anomalies affecting the central axis, such as congenital heart disease and diaphragmatic hernia, which were not part of our patient’s clinical features. The association between NR2F2 and asplenia (including glandular hypospadias and cryptorchidism) has been described in animal models and our report is the first expanding the NR2F2 clinical spectrum in humans to include asplenia.
Keywords: Asplenia; COUPTFII; Congenital anomalies; Cryptorchidism; Hypospadias; NR2F2.
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