Movement disorders and other motor abnormalities in adults with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
By Boot E, Butcher NJ, van Amelsvoort TA, Lang AE, Marras C, Pondal M, Andrade DM, Fung WL, Bassett AS
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Movement abnormalities are frequently reported in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), but knowledge in this area is scarce in the increasing adult population. We report on five individuals illustrative of movement disorders and other motor abnormalities in adults with 22q11.2DS. In addition to an increased susceptibility to neuropsychiatric disorders, seizures, and early-onset Parkinson disease, the underlying brain dysfunction associated with 22q11.2DS may give rise to an increased vulnerability to multiple movement abnormalities, including those influenced by medications. Movement abnormalities may also be secondary to treatable endocrine diseases and congenital musculoskeletal abnormalities. We propose that movement abnormalities may be common in adults with 22q11.2DS and discuss the implications and challenges important to clinical practice.
This is a peer reviewed Article
Article in American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
Volume #: 167A
Issue #: 3