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Definition

A form of Galloway-Mowat syndrome, a severe renal-neurological disease characterized by early-onset nephrotic syndrome associated with microcephaly, central nervous system abnormalities, developmental delays, and a propensity for seizures. Brain anomalies include gyration defects ranging from lissencephaly to pachygyria and polymicrogyria, and cerebellar hypoplasia. Most patients show facial dysmorphism characterized by a small, narrow forehead, large/floppy ears, deep-set eyes, hypertelorism and micrognathia. Additional variable features are visual impairment and arachnodactyly. Most patients die in early childhood. GAMOS6 is an autosomal recessive form with onset in infancy or early childhood. Affected individuals manifest microcephaly, global developmental delay, variable degrees of intellectual disability, and growth deficiency. Renal impairment may be age-dependent or may not be present.

Acronym

GAMOS6

Keywords

Epilepsy
Mental retardation

 
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