VLDLR-associated cerebellar hypoplasia

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VLDLR-associated cerebellar hypoplasia
Other namesDysequilibrium syndrome, DES; Nonprogressive cerebellar disorder with mental retardation)

VLDLR-associated cerebellar hypoplasia (VLDLRCH) is a rare autosomal recessive condition caused by a disruption of the VLDLR gene.[1][2] First described as a form of cerebral palsy in the 1970s,[3] it is associated with parental consanguinity and is found in secluded communities, with a number of cases described in Hutterite families.[4]


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  3. ^ Sanner, G. The dysequilibrium syndrome: a genetic study. Neuropaediatrie 4: 403-413, 1973
  4. ^ Schurig V, Orman AV, Bowen P (1981). "Nonprogressive cerebellar disorder with mental retardation and autosomal recessive inheritance in Hutterites". Am. J. Med. Genet. 9 (1): 43–53. doi:10.1002/ajmg.1320090109. PMID 7246619.

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