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© 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC. Biallelic pathogenic variants in phosphopantothenoylcysteine synthetase, PPCS, are a rare cause of a severe early-onset dilated cardiomyopathy with high morbidity and mortality. To date, only five individuals with PPCS-mutations have been reported. Here, we report a female infant who presented in the neonatal period with hypotonia, a necrotizing myopathy with intermittent rhabdomyolysis and other extracardiac manifestations before developing a progressive and ultimately fatal dilated cardiomyopathy. Gene agnostic trio genome sequencing revealed two rare variants in the PPCS [MIM: 609853] in trans, a previously reported pathogenic c.320_334del p. (Pro107_Ala111del) variant, and a c.613-3C>G intronic variant of uncertain significance. Functional studies confirmed the likely pathogenicity of this variant. Our case provides clinical and histopathological evidence for an associated neuromuscular phenotype not previously recognized and expands the evolving phenotypic spectrum of PPCS-related disorders. We also performed a literature search of all previously published cases and summarize the common features.
Author(s): Lok A, Fernandez-Garcia MA, Taylor RW, French C, MacFarland R, Bodi I, Champion M, Josifova D, Raymond FL, Iuso A, Jungbluth H, Milan A, Singh RR
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Pages: Epub ahead of print
Online publication date: 26/05/2022
Acceptance date: 26/03/2022
ISSN (print): 1552-4825
ISSN (electronic): 1552-4833
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc
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