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Phelan-McDermid syndrome: a review of the literature and practice parameters for medical assessment and monitoring

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, October 2014
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Phelan-McDermid syndrome: a review of the literature and practice parameters for medical assessment and monitoring
Published in
Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/1866-1955-6-39
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Alexander Kolevzon, Benjamin Angarita, Lauren Bush, A Ting Wang, Yitzchak Frank, Amy Yang, Robert Rapaport, Jeffrey Saland, Shubhika Srivastava, Cristina Farrell, Lisa J Edelmann, Joseph D Buxbaum


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) can be caused by mutations in a large number of genes. One example is SHANK3 on the terminal end of chromosome 22q. Loss of one functional copy of SHANK3 results in 22q13 deletion syndrome or Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) and causes a monogenic form of ASD and/or ID with a frequency of 0.5% to 2% of cases. SHANK3 is the critical gene in this syndrome, and its loss results in disruption of synaptic function. With chromosomal microarray analyses now a standard of care in the assessment of ASD and developmental delay, and with the emergence of whole exome and whole genome sequencing in this context, identification of PMS in routine clinical settings will increase significantly. However, PMS remains a rare disorder, and the majority of physicians have never seen a case. While there is agreement about core deficits of PMS, there have been no established parameters to guide evaluation and medical monitoring of the syndrome. Evaluations must include a thorough history and physical and dysmorphology examination. Neurological deficits, including the presence of seizures and structural brain abnormalities should be assessed as well as motor deficits. Endocrine, renal, cardiac, and gastrointestinal problems all require assessment and monitoring in addition to the risk of recurring infections, dental and vision problems, and lymphedema. Finally, all patients should have cognitive, behavioral, and ASD evaluations. The objective of this paper is to address this gap in the literature and establish recommendations to assess the medical, genetic, and neurological features of PMS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 105 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Master 16 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 11%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Other 25 24%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 36%
Neuroscience 16 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 9%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 18 17%

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