Severe complications in a child with achondroplasia and two FGFR3 mutations on the same allele

P Rump, T G W Letteboer, J J P Gille, M J L Torringa, W Baerts, J P J van Gestel, J B G M Verheij, A J van Essen

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We describe a unique case of achondroplasia with associated complications, including severe respiratory problems. Molecular analysis of the fibroblast growth factor receptor type 3 (FGFR3) gene in this patient showed the common p.G380R mutation and a second novel p.L377R mutation. An allele-specific PCR demonstrated that these mutations were on the same allele (cis). Both mutations were not present in the parents and appear to have occurred de novo. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature on an achondroplasia patient with two FGFR3 mutations on the same allele.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-90
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2006


  • Achondroplasia/complications
  • Alleles
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA Mutational Analysis
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Mutation
  • Mutation, Missense
  • Receptor, Fibroblast Growth Factor, Type 3/genetics
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn/complications

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