was a 19-year-old male who presented with diffuse goiter, nervousness, and palpitations that have persisted for approximately 5 years.
Researchers were unable to interview parents without knowledge of family history and proband
Specifically, the investigators found that siblings of an alcohol-dependent proband
were at 1.
These studies also report that the proband
group completed less schooling and had significantly lower occupational rankings.
Inclusion as a proband
required a prorated Verbal IQ (proVIQ) of at least 90 ([is greater than or equal to] 25th %tile), a discrepancy of at least one standard deviation between the proVIQ and the score on one or more reading or writing measure in a screening battery, and performance on the measure below the population mean.
Once a putative 'family' mutation is identified in the proband
, testing of other members of the family can be performed cheaply by targeting a specific region of the gene with PCR, RE or sequencing analysis.
Whole-genome sequencing of a single proband
together with linkage analysis identifies a Mendelian disease gene.
The most cost-effective approach is to first test and identify the mutation in the proband
, permitting targeted testing specific for the mutation in at-risk relatives.
Based on their clinical description, I would not consider the proband
as thalassemia intermedia, as until 20 years of age he did not require blood transfusions (1).
When the investigators considered the proband
families, they found significant relationships between the number of affected parents and the number of affected siblings.
Once the familial mutation is known, other family members can be tested for the same mutation at much less cost than was required on the proband
Family history "any": This term was used to indicate the presence of asthma in any one or more of the family members of the asthmatic proband
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in this family suffered from another rare illness, ie, Sertoli cell only syndrome.
Thus far, the current study has enrolled 49 families, and includes 16 probands
with fibromyalgia; 5 male and 11 female proband
siblings; 23 female, pain-free, control individuals; and 8 male and 15 female control siblings.