The goal of genetic testing for hereditary neurological diseases is to determine whether or not a patient has the disease, or is likely to develop it. Determining the molecular cause of a neurological disease can open the door to individually tailored treatment and medical care, and allow families to avoid invasive and often costly testing and procedures.
Articles on Neurology
Here we studied how clinical, genetic, and brain sonographic findings relate to the occurrence of PD in Gaucher disease. We conclude that the combined clinical, genetic, and transcranial sonographic assessment may improve the PD risk evaluation in Gaucher disease.
Globoid cell leukodystrophy (GLD, also known as Krabbe disease), whose pathophysiology is still not completely elucidated, is an inherited, metabolic, and neurodegenerative disease, caused by the deficiency of β-galactocerebrosidase (GALC) or in very rare cases by lack of active saposin A. We…
Hereditary spastic paraplegias and related genetically heterogeneous disorders may be difficult to distinguish clinically. The FA2H gene has been associated with autosomal recessive neurodegenerative phenotypes encompassing spastic paraplegia with or without dystonia, and demyelinating…
Gaucher disease (GD) is caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in the b-glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene. GBA mutations can be classified according to phenotypic effects as mild (associated with ‘non-neuronopathic’ Type 1 GD) and severe or null (neuronopathic Type 2 or 3…
Investigating Function and Connectivity of Morphometric Findings – Exemplified on Cerebellar Atrophy in Spinocerebellar Ataxia 17 (SCA17)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 17 (SCA17) is a rare autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia but also a broad spectrum of other neuropsychiatric signs. As anatomical and structural studies have shown severe cerebellar atrophy in SCA17 and a…