A case of TUBA1A mutation presenting with lissencephaly and Hirschsprung disease


      Gene mutation of tubulin alpha-1A (TUBA1A), a critical component of microtubules of the cytoskeleton, impairs neural migration and causes lissencephaly (LIS). The approximately 45 cases of disease-associated TUBA1A mutations reported to date demonstrate a wide spectrum of phenotypes. Here we describe an 8-year-old girl with lissencephaly, microcephaly, and early-onset epileptic seizures associated with a novel mutation in the TUBA1A gene. The patient developed Hirschsprung disease and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), which had not previously been described in TUBA1A mutation-associated disease. Our case provides new insight into the wide spectrum of disease phenotypes associated with TUBA1A mutation.


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