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Medical Genetics in Pediatric Care: The Science of Medicine Judith Miles, M.D., Ph.D. Children’s Hospital The University of Missouri- Columbia 2004 lectures
The Genetic Invasion of Primary Care: Fact or fancy? Michael McGinnis, director of the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion predicted in 1988 …”most people will be getting genetic profiles by the year 2000” Art Beaudet, in his 1998 Presidential Address to the American Society of Human Genetics predicted …”it is likely that primary-care medicine will soon incorporate age-related panels for genetic screening focused on those disorders for which there is compelling therapeutic intervention”
History of Medical Genetics Early Genetics - Biblical, Talmud Mendel - 1860s Modern Experimental Genetics - 1900s –Maize, drosophila, mouse Medical Genetics - 1960s to the present
Medical Genetics: 1960s to the present –Single Gene Inheritance Victor McKusick - Mendelian Inheritance in Man (1966) –1,487 entries ---> >10,000 entries (2003) –Dysmorphology David Smith - 1964 –Cytogenetics Trisomy 21 - 1959 –Metabolic Genetics PKU newborn screening – 1956 Extended newborn screening/tandem mass spectroscopy - 2003
–Prenatal Genetics 1970s - Prenatal Ultrasound & Amniocentesis –Inheritance of Genetically Complex Disorders Non-Mendelian Genetics –Genomic Imprinting –Triple Nucleotide Repeats –Mitochondrial Inheritance 1990s - Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Diabetes, Cardiovascular –Interaction of genes with environmental triggers Medical Genetics: 1960s to the present –DNA Genetics 1953 - Watson and Crick’s Double Helix 1992 –2003 Human Genome Project 2003 -> the future of medical dx & tx
Medical Genetics: An Organized Medical Specialty –American Board of Medical Genetics - 1980 –American Board of Medical Specialties - 1993 –Missouri Genetics: Newborn Screening legislation - 1965 Missouri Genetic Disease Program - 1980 Genetics Legislation Governor’s Advisory Committee - 1986 Governor’s Genetics Initiative - 1990
Missouri Genetic Disease Legislation - 1985 House Bill No. 612 ( Reps Betty Hearnes and Judy O’Connor) Senate Bill No. 202 ( Senator Edwin Dirck)
Spontaneous abortions - 60% Neonatal deaths - 50% Birth defects - 70% Mental Retardation/ Learning disabilities - 70% Cancers: Breast (BRAC 1 and 2), Colon (FAP) Cardiovascular and Stroke Diabetes Neuropsychiatric - autism, manic depressive disease, alcoholism, ADHD etc Neurodegenerative: Alzheimers, ataxias Why Genetics Should be Part of Primary Care
Reasons Why Medical Genetics Hasn’t Lived Up to the Predictions VPhysicians are uncomfortable with basic genetics VPrimary care physicians don’t have time for genetics VGenetics of the “common disorders” hasn’t reached the stage where it is useful Vsusceptibility genes have a low predictive value VPatients aren’t ready for genetic testing VIssues of screening and presymptomatic testing are very complex
We all look at the world through our own key holes
Geneticists think about diagnosis differently VWe use different tools VFamily History VDysmorphology exam VDiagnostic Databases VDNA diagnoses VSyndrome diagnoses Vheterogeneity Vexpressivity Vpenetrance
Genetic Approach To Diagnosis ì Recurrence risk driven ì Organized by etiology ì Symptoms the etiologic differential diagnosis ì Intra vs inter familial variability establishes the etiologic subgroups
Patterns of Inheritance –Single Gene Mutations –Chromosome –Multifactorial –Complex/Non-Mendelian/Epigenetic How Geneticists Think about Diseases The geneticist adds the inheritance pattern into the diagnostic paradigm
Dominant Inheritance Recessive Inheritance X-linked Inheritance Single Gene Disorders
Variable Expression The nature and severity of the disorder which varies among affected individuals
Penetrance Proportion of individuals who carry the gene and manifest the trait
Marfans Syndrome Diagnostic Criteria Skeletal Ocular Cardiovascular Pulmonary Dural ectasia Skin and Integument American Journal of Medical Genetics, 1996 2 major criteria + 3rd organ system Family history of Marfans + 1 major criteria +2nd organ system or
Skeletal - Major Criteria Pectus carinatum Pectus excavatum requiring surgery U/L ratio or span/height 1.05 scoliosis > 20° or spondylolisthesis + wrist and thumb signs elbow extension (< 170°) medial displacement of medial malleolus pes planus protrusio acetabulae
Skeletal - Minor Criteria Pectus excavatum of moderate severity joint hypermobility high arched palate with crowding of teeth characteristic facies For skeletal system to be considered involved, at least 2 major criteria or one major plus 2 minor criteria must be present.
Ocular system Major criteria: –Ectopia lentis Minor criteria: –abnormally flat cornea –increased axial length of the globe –hypoplastic iris or ciliary muscle decreased miosis
Cardiovascular - Major Criteria Dilatation of the ascending aorta with or without aortic regurgitation and involving at least the sinuses of Valsalva Dissection of the ascending aorta
Cardiovascular - Minor Criteria Mitral valve prolapse +/- mitral valve regurgitation Dilatation of the main pulmonary artery, in the absence of valvular or peripheral pulmonic stenosis or any other obvious cause, below the age of 40 years
Cardiovascular - Minor Criteria Calcification of the mitral annulus below the age of 40 years Dilatation or dissection of the descending thoracic or abdominal aorta below the age of 50 years.
Cardiovascular For the cardiovascular system to be involved a major criteria or only one of the minor criteria must be present. Dilatation of the aortic root is diagnosed when the maximum diameter at the sinuses of Valsalva, measured by echocardiography, CT or MRI, exceeds the upper normal limits for age and body size.
Pulmonary System Major criteria: none Minor criteria: –spontaneous pneumothorax –apical blebs on CXR For the pulmonary system to be involved one of the minor criteria must be present.
Skin and Integument Major criteria: none Minor criteria: –striae atriophicae not associated with marked weight changes, pregnancy or repetitive stress –recurrent or incisional herniae For the skin and integument to be involved one of the minor criteria must be present.
Dura Major criteria: –lumbosacral dural ectasia by CT or MRI Minor criteria: none For the dura to be involved the major criterion must be present.
Heterogeneity The finding that what had previously been thought to be one disorder, is actually made up of two or more etiologically distinct disorders
Homocystinuria k Mental retardation - 22% k Learning disabilities - high k Seizures - 10 to 15% k Schizophrenia - case reports k Psychiatric symptoms k Flat affect k Inappropriateness k Odd behavior k Concrete thinking
Homocystinuria k Mental retardation - 22% k Learning disabilities - high k Seizures - 10 to 15% k Schizophrenia - case reports k Psychiatric symptoms k Flat affect k Inappropriateness k Autistic behavior k Concrete thinking
XYY Male Alan Varrin Behavior Impulsive Low normal IQ Poor social interactions and self esteem Non-violent never smoked, drank, used drugs Recurrent Car Theft and check cashing x 1 60 year sentence as a recurrent offender Eligible for disability and vocational rehabilitation under MRDD
Multifactorial Disorders Caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors Recurrence Risk is about 3% for 1 o relatives Structural Birth Defects: –Spina Bifida,Cleft lip and palate, Congenital Hearts Adult Aging Disorders: –Hypertension, Diabetes, Alzheimers Neuropsychiatric Disorders –Autism, Depression, Alcoholism, Schizophrenia
Clinical Genetic Data Bases Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man – OMIM www. Omim.org Gene Clinics www.geneclinics.org National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center web site: NNSGRC – www.genes-r-us.uthscsa.edu/ Alliance of Genetic Support Groups www.medhlp.netusa.net/www/agsg.htm
Better Diagnoses Better Treatments Better Prevention Cures Better informed consumers, health care providers, lawyers, public policy makers Future of Medical Genetics
Questions about genetic testing? What kind of genetic test is it? How would the genetic test be used? Would the genetic test help or hurt my patient? How is the genetic test applied in this situation? Where can I find a lab that does the test? Who will interpret the results?
Predictive/Presymptomatic Genetic Testing Family history of the disorder Huntington disease Familial adenomatous polposis - FAP Breast cancer Population Screening Hemochomatosis
HUNTINGTON DISEASE THE GENE IS CLONED March 23, 1993 The Huntington Disease Collaborative Research Group
Genetics of Huntingtons Chromosome 4 Autosomal Dominant - 50% risk for offspring Triple Nucleotide Repeat Disorder –CAG repeat size classification –< 30 = Normal –30-38 = Indeterminate –>39 = considered to be in the HD range
Presymptomatic Dx Advantages Ability to have unaffected children Informed family planning Career decisions Relief from fear Relieve children from fear Research
Presymptomatic Dx Disadvantages Loss of hope Suicide Marital problems Pressure to take the test Insurance problems Knowledge of risk to children Every ache and pain --- this is it!
GENETests www.genetests.org Gene Tests: whose doing what tests? –Directory of Medical Genetics Laboratories Gene Reviews: A medical knowledge base relating genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of individuals and families with specific inherited disorders. –Expert-authored and Peer-reviewed Gene Clinics: Find appropriate referrals anywhere. –
Cystic Fibrosis Screening – NIH consensus panel - April 1997 recommended offering testing to: family members partners of carriers couples planning a pregnancy couples seeking prenatal testing Adult Screening –Hemochomatosis Screening Population Screening
GENE Clinics www.geneclinics.org A medical knowledge base relating genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of individuals and families with specific inherited disorders. Expert-authored and Peer-reviewed