Peter Agergaard

Chromosome 22q11.2 duplication is rare in a population-based cohort of Danish children with cardiovascular malformations

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The prevalence of the 22q11.2 duplication is unknown in children with cardiovascular malformations (CVMs). As most individuals with the duplication are detected in the search for other conditions, especially the 22q11.2 deletion, CVMs associated with the duplication are subject to referral bias. We circumvented this bias by investigating the prevalence of the 22q11.2 duplication in a population-based cohort of children with CVMs. The study population was defined as children born in 2000-2008, who were registered in the Danish National Patient Registry with a diagnosis of CVM from one of the two national university departments of pediatric cardiology. Sensitive multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification was performed on dried blood spot samples from each individual's neonatal screening test. The study population consisted of 2,952 children with CVMs, 2,424 of whom were eligible for genetic testing; 13 individuals (0.5% [0.3-0.9%]) carried the duplication. Nine individuals (69%) had not previously been tested for a copy number variation on chromosome 22q11.2 in the clinical setting for children with CVMs. We conclude that 22q11.2 duplication is rare in children with CVMs, and is primarily found in malformations that are also associated with the 22q11.2 deletion. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Pages (from-to)509-13
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2012

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