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01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

BMC Medical Genetics 1/2018

Dual novel mutations in SLC26A2 in two siblings with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 4 from a Chinese family: a case report

BMC Medical Genetics > Ausgabe 1/2018
Taifeng Zhou, Yongqian Wang, Hang Zhou, Zhiheng Liao, Bo Gao, Deying Su, Shuhui Zheng, Caixia Xu, Peiqiang Su



Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED) is a heterogeneous genetic condition characterized by variable phenotypes, such as short stature (mild to moderate), joint deformities, abnormal gait, scoliosis, and brachydactyly. Recessive mutations in the SLC26A2 gene cause a phenotype of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia-4 (MED-4). In the present study, we identified novel compound heterozygous mutations in the SLC26A2 gene in a Chinese family with two affected sibs with MED-4.

Case presentation

Radiographs revealed hip dysplasia, brachydactyly and scoliosis in patient 1. Radiological examinations in patient 2 also showed hip dysplasia recently. Both of them were diagnosed with MED-4. SLC26A2 c.824 T > C and SLC26A2 c.1198C > T were identified in two siblings in this family, which were inherited from both parents, one mutation from each.


This is the first Chinese MED-4 family attributed to SLC26A2 mutations, and these results show that these novel compound heterozygous mutations in SLC26A2 contribute to MED-4.
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