The first patient with tandem duplication of 6q14q16: Molecular and phenotypic characterization

Jennifer N. Sanmann, Kari A. Casas, Jen Bevilacqua, Danielle L. Bishay, Tanner Clark, A. Zephyr Van Dyke, Patricia Crotwell Leiferman, Honey V. Reddi, Lois J. Starr

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Duplications of the long arm of chromosome 6 have been previously reported in a limited number of patients; however, most reported duplications encompass regions of chromosome 6 distal to band q21. Duplications restricted to the proximal portion of 6q are rare. We report an 8-year-old male with a 16.4 megabase (Mb) tandem duplication of chromosome 6q14.1q16.1 (chr6:78950191-95395865; hg19) who exhibited dysmorphic facial features, seizures, global developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, sensorineural hearing loss, and immune deficiency. This patient refines and potentially expands the current, poorly-characterized phenotype associated with duplication of this proximal 6q region. We recommend a low threshold for a hearing evaluation beyond newborn screening and for pursuing an immune work-up in patients with similar 6q duplications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2416-2420
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • 6q duplication
  • 6q14q16
  • immune deficiency
  • proximal 6q duplication
  • sensorineural hearing loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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