Sanfilippo disease in Greece

N. G. Beratis, S. L. Sklower, L. Wilbur, Reuben Matalon

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In a series of cases collected in most parts of the world, Sanfilippo disease type A is more frequent than type B. Skin biopsies were obtained from Greek patients suspected for Sanfilippo disease and cultured fibroblasts were assayed for both N-acetyl-a-glucosaminidase and sulfamidase activity. Eleven patients with Sanfilippo disease were identified. Ten of them were type B and one type A. The 10 patients with type B came from East-Central Greece and the neighboring areas of Thessaly and Macedonia. Both parents of the type A patient were from the Greek ethnic communities of Turkey. It remains unknown whether or not the higher frequency of type B than type A appears only in Greece or if it occurs in other Mediterranean countries as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Beratis, N. G., Sklower, S. L., Wilbur, L., & Matalon, R. (1986). Sanfilippo disease in Greece. Clinical Genetics, 29(2), 129-132.