Two families expressing the RTH phenotype and harboring the same mutation in the TRβ gene are described. Five and four affected members in each family were investigated as well as a total of 12 unaffected relatives. The mutation, a T to C transition of nucleotide 1223 in one allele of affected individuals, results in the replacement of the normal Met for a Thr. Haplotyping revealed that the same mutation developed in each family independently. Whereas attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was associated with RTH in 7 of the 9 affected individuals, it was also present in 2 family members without RTH.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism