Christianson Syndrome malady

Rare diseases, Neuronal diseases, Fetal diseases, Mental diseases categories

Aliases & Classifications for Christianson Syndrome

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41NIH Rare Diseases, 21Genetics Home Reference, 47Orphanet, 22GTR, 60UMLS, 34MESH via Orphanet, 26ICD10 via Orphanet, 61UMLS via Orphanet
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Christianson Syndrome, Aliases & Descriptions:

Name: Christianson Syndrome 41 21 47 22
X-Linked Intellectual Disability - Craniofacial Dysmorphism - Epilepsy - Ophthalmoplegia - Cerebellar Atrophy 41 47
X-Linked Intellectual Disability, South African Type 41 47
X-Linked Angelman-Like Syndrome 41 47
Mental Retardation Microcephaly Epilepsy and Ataxia Syndrome 41
Mental Retardation, X-Linked, Syndromic, Christianson Type 60
Mental Retardation X-Linked Syndromic Christianson Type 41
Intellectual Deficit, X-Linked, South African Type 21
Angelman-Like Syndrome, X-Linked 21
Angelman-Like Syndrome X-Linked 41
Mrxs Christianson 41


Malacards categories (disease lists): (See all malacards categories)
Global: Rare diseases, Fetal diseases
Anatomical: Neuronal diseases, Mental diseases

Characteristics (Orphanet epidemiological data):

christianson syndrome:
Inheritance: X-linked dominant; Prevalence: <1/1000000 (Worldwide); Age of onset: Infancy,Neonatal; Age of death: young Adult

External Ids:

Orphanet47 85278
MESH via Orphanet34 C537450
ICD10 via Orphanet26 Q87.8
UMLS via Orphanet61 C1846130

Summaries for Christianson Syndrome

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NIH Rare Diseases:41 Christianson syndrome is an x-linked syndrome associated with intellectual disability, microcephaly, seizures, ataxia, and absent speech. many individuals with this condition have a happy demeanor with frequent smiling and unprovoked laughter, similar to those with angelman syndrome. christianson syndrome is caused by mutations in the slc9a6 gene, which is located within the q24-q27 interval of the x chromosome. there appears to be a range of phenotypes in carrier females, from intellectual disability to absence of symptoms. last updated: 1/26/2015

MalaCards based summary: Christianson Syndrome, also known as x-linked intellectual disability - craniofacial dysmorphism - epilepsy - ophthalmoplegia - cerebellar atrophy, is related to mental retardation, x-linked syndromic, christianson type and status epilepticus, and has symptoms including narrow face, long face and macrotia. An important gene associated with Christianson Syndrome is SLC9A6 (solute carrier family 9, subfamily A (NHE6, cation proton antiporter 6), member 6). Affiliated tissues include eye, cerebellum and bone.

Genetics Home Reference:21 Christianson syndrome is a disorder that primarily affects the nervous system. This condition becomes apparent in infancy. Its characteristic features include delayed development, intellectual disability, an inability to speak, problems with balance and coordination (ataxia), and difficulty standing or walking. Individuals who do learn to walk lose the ability in childhood. Most affected children also have recurrent seizures (epilepsy), beginning between ages 1 and 2.

Related Diseases for Christianson Syndrome

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Diseases related to Christianson Syndrome via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

idRelated DiseaseScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1mental retardation, x-linked syndromic, christianson type10.1
2status epilepticus10.1

Symptoms for Christianson Syndrome

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 47 (show all 37)
  • narrow face
  • long face
  • strabismus/squint
  • thick/bushy eyebrows
  • long/large/bulbous nose
  • long/large ear
  • midbrain/brainstem/pons/medulla anomalies
  • cerebellum/cerebellar vermis anomaly/agenesis/hypoplasia
  • ataxia/incoordination/trouble of the equilibrium
  • seizures/epilepsy/absences/spasms/status epilepticus
  • speech troubles/aphasia/dysphasia/echolalia/mutism/logorrhea/dysprosodia
  • intellectual deficit/mental/psychomotor retardation/learning disability
  • x-linked dominant inheritance
  • wasted (excluding lipodystrophy)/poorly muscled build/cachexy
  • microcephaly
  • nystagmus
  • ophthalmoplegia/ophthalmoparesis/oculomotor palsy
  • anomalies of chest/thorax/trunk
  • pectus excavatum
  • clasp thumb/thumb adduction/distal thumb phalangeal bone deviated/large
  • feeding disorder/dysphagia/swallowing/sucking disorder/esophageal dyskinesia
  • gastroesophageal reflux/pyrosis/esophagitis/hiatal hernia/gastroparesia
  • dilated cerebral ventricles without hydrocephaly
  • cortical atrophy without hydrocephaly/cerebral hemiatrophy/subcortical atrophy
  • corpus callosum/septum pellucidum total/partial agenesis
  • abnormal gait
  • movement disorder
  • dystonia/torticollis/writer's cramp/blepharospasms
  • psychic/behavioural troubles
  • autism/autistic disoders
  • deepset eyes/enophthalmos
  • prognathism/prognathia
  • anomalies of nose and olfaction
  • arthrogryposis
  • muscle hypotrophy/atrophy/dystrophy/agenesis/amyotrophy
  • hyperextensible joints/articular hyperlaxity
  • early death/lethality

HPO human phenotypes related to Christianson Syndrome:

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id Description Frequency HPO Source Accession
1 narrow face hallmark (90%) HP:0000275
2 long face hallmark (90%) HP:0000276
3 macrotia hallmark (90%) HP:0000400
4 strabismus hallmark (90%) HP:0000486
5 thick eyebrow hallmark (90%) HP:0000574
6 seizures hallmark (90%) HP:0001250
7 neurological speech impairment hallmark (90%) HP:0002167
8 incoordination hallmark (90%) HP:0002311
9 decreased body weight hallmark (90%) HP:0004325
10 abnormal nasal morphology hallmark (90%) HP:0005105
11 aplasia/hypoplasia of the cerebellum hallmark (90%) HP:0007360
12 cognitive impairment hallmark (90%) HP:0100543
13 microcephaly typical (50%) HP:0000252
14 ophthalmoparesis typical (50%) HP:0000597
15 nystagmus typical (50%) HP:0000639
16 autism typical (50%) HP:0000717
17 pectus excavatum typical (50%) HP:0000767
18 adducted thumb typical (50%) HP:0001181
19 gait disturbance typical (50%) HP:0001288
20 ventriculomegaly typical (50%) HP:0002119
21 cerebral cortical atrophy typical (50%) HP:0002120
22 aplasia/hypoplasia of the corpus callosum typical (50%) HP:0007370
23 feeding difficulties in infancy typical (50%) HP:0008872
24 mandibular prognathia occasional (7.5%) HP:0000303
25 deeply set eye occasional (7.5%) HP:0000490
26 joint hypermobility occasional (7.5%) HP:0001382
27 arthrogryposis multiplex congenita occasional (7.5%) HP:0002804
28 amyotrophy occasional (7.5%) HP:0003202

Drugs & Therapeutics for Christianson Syndrome

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Genetic Tests for Christianson Syndrome

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Genetic tests related to Christianson Syndrome:

id Genetic test Affiliating Genes
1 Christianson Syndrome22

Anatomical Context for Christianson Syndrome

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MalaCards organs/tissues related to Christianson Syndrome:

Eye, Cerebellum, Bone, Pons

Animal Models for Christianson Syndrome or affiliated genes

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Publications for Christianson Syndrome

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Articles related to Christianson Syndrome:

Genetic and phenotypic diversity of NHE6 mutations in Christianson syndrome. (25044251)
A novel mutation in the endosomal Na+/H+ exchanger NHE6 (SLC9A6) causes Christianson syndrome with electrical status epilepticus during slow-wave sleep (ESES). (24630051)
Inaugural Christianson Syndrome Association conference: families meeting for the first time. (25273398)
Christianson syndrome protein NHE6 modulates TrkB endosomal signaling required for neuronal circuit development. (24035762)
Novel SLC9A6 mutations in two families with Christianson syndrome. (22931061)
Christianson Syndrome: Spectrum of Neuroimaging Findings. (24285247)
Novel mutation in SLC9A6 gene in a patient with Christianson syndrome and retinitis pigmentosum. (22541666)
Christianson syndrome in a patient with an interstitial Xq26.3 deletion. (21932316)
Natural history of Christianson syndrome. (20949524)

Variations for Christianson Syndrome

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Clinvar genetic disease variations for Christianson Syndrome:

id Gene Variation Type Significance SNP ID Assembly Location
1SLC9A6SLC9A6, 6-BP DEL, NT764deletionPathogenic
2SLC9A6NM_001042537.1(SLC9A6): c.1498C> T (p.Arg500Ter)single nucleotide variantPathogenicrs122461162GRCh37Chr X, 135106524: 135106524
3SLC9A6SLC9A6, IVS3, AA-CCundetermined variantPathogenic
4SLC9A6SLC9A6, 2-BP DELdeletionPathogenic
5SLC9A6NM_001042537.1(SLC9A6): c.1012_1020delGGTGCTGCT (p.Gly338_Ala340del)deletionPathogenicrs398122849GRCh37Chr X, 135092713: 135092721
6SLC9A6NM_001042537.1(SLC9A6): c.1639G> T (p.Glu547Ter)single nucleotide variantPathogenicrs398123003GRCh37Chr X, 135112313: 135112313

Expression for genes affiliated with Christianson Syndrome

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Pathways for genes affiliated with Christianson Syndrome

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Sources for Christianson Syndrome

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26ICD10 via Orphanet
34MESH via Orphanet
46OMIM via Orphanet
56SNOMED-CT via Orphanet
61UMLS via Orphanet