Other Names for this Disease
- Partington X-linked mental retardation syndrome
- Intellectual disability, X-linked, syndromic 1
- Intelectual disability-dystonic movements-ataxia-seizures syndrome
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dystonia of the hands. Other signs and symptoms may include dysarthria, behavioral abnormalities, recurrent seizures and/or an unusual gait (style of walking). Partington syndrome usually occurs in males; when it occurs in females, the signs and symptoms are often less severe. It is caused by changes (mutations) in the ARX gene and is inherited in an X-linked recessive manner. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.Partington syndrome is a rare neurological condition that is primarily characterized by mild to moderate intellectual disability and
Last updated: 6/30/2015
- Partington syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. May 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/partington-syndrome.
- Frints SG, Borghgraef M, Froyen G, Marynen P, Fryns JP. Clinical study and haplotype analysis in two brothers with Partington syndrome. Am J Med Genet. November 2002; 112(4):361-368.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Partington syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Partington syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.