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Ataxia-Telangiectasia 01

Topic: Adult

Created on Saturday, February 17 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, February 17 2007.


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A 13 year-old male presents with a history of grimacing, choreoathetosis, dysarthric speech, and awkward gait, which have been slowly progressing since early childhood.
On exam, you notice the eye findings shown in the image above.
This disorder is associated with a defect on which chromosome?

 
        A) 17
 
        B) 6
 
        C) 16
 
        D) 11
 
        E) 1
 

 


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A) 17

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This patient's history and eye findings are diagnostic for ataxia-telangiectasia. This is associated with a defect of the ATM gene, located on chromosome 11. The specific locus is 11q22-23.  (See References)

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B) 6

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This patient's history and eye findings are diagnostic for ataxia-telangiectasia. This is associated with a defect of the ATM gene, located on chromosome 11. The specific locus is 11q22-23.  (See References)

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C) 16

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This patient's history and eye findings are diagnostic for ataxia-telangiectasia. This is associated with a defect of the ATM gene, located on chromosome 11. The specific locus is 11q22-23.  (See References)

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D) 11

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This patient's history and eye findings are diagnostic for ataxia-telangiectasia. This is associated with a defect of the ATM gene, located on chromosome 11. The specific locus is 11q22-23.  (See References)

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E) 1

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This patient's history and eye findings are diagnostic for ataxia-telangiectasia. This is associated with a defect of the ATM gene, located on chromosome 11. The specific locus is 11q22-23.  (See References)

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References:

1. Santos, C.C., Miller, V.S., and Roach, E.S. (2004). Neurocutaneous syndromes. In Bradley, W.G., Daroff, R.B., Fenichel, G.M., and Jankovic, J. (Eds.). Neurology in Clinical Practice, 4th Edition. Butterworth Heinemann, Philadelphia. Pp. 1867-1900.
2. NINDS Ataxia Telangiectasia Information Page, NINDS. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/a_t/a-t.htm
3. Victor, M., and Ropper, A.H. (2001). Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York. Pp. 1011-1012.
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Ataxia-Telangiectasia 01
Question ID: 02170702
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/17/2007
Modified: 02/17/2007
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