[Genetic analysis of an infant with duplication of 22q12.1-q13.3]


Li R, Wang A, Wang J, Shi P, Ma Y, Kong X.Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi. 2020 May 10;37(5):555-558. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1003-9406.2020.05.015.PMID: 32335885 Chinese.



Objective: To explore the genetic basis for an infant with multiple malformations including congenital heart disease and cleft palate.

Methods: The child and his parents were subjected to conventional chromosomal karyotyping and low-coverage massively parallel copy number variation sequencing (CNV-seq) analysis.

Results: The infant was found to have a 46,X,add(Y)(q11.23) karyotype, and his CNV-seq result was seq [hg19] 22q12.1q13.3 (29 520 001-51 180 000)× 3. His parents were found to be normal by both methods.

Conclusion: The additional chromosomal material found on Yq, verified as duplication of 22q12.1-q13.3, may account for the abnormal phenotype in this infant. CNV-seq has provided a useful complement for the diagnosis and more accurate information for genetic counseling.