U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination

Neurodevelopmental disorder with spastic quadriplegia and brain abnormalities with or without seizures(NEDSBAS)

MedGen UID:
1633724
Concept ID:
C4693816
Disease or Syndrome
Synonym: ELHATTAB-ALKURAYA SYNDROME
 
Gene (location): WDR45B (17q25.3)
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0060704
OMIM®: 617977

Disease characteristics

Excerpted from the GeneReview: El-Hattab-Alkuraya Syndrome
El-Hattab-Alkuraya syndrome is characterized by microcephaly (often early onset and progressive); severe-to-profound developmental delay; refractory and early-onset seizures; spastic quadriplegia with axial hypotonia; and growth deficiency with poor weight gain and short stature. Characteristic findings on brain imaging include cerebral atrophy that is disproportionately most prominent in the frontal lobes; ex vacuo ventricular dilatation with notable posterior horn predominance; brain stem volume loss with flattening of the belly of the pons; and symmetric under-opercularization. Neurologic involvement is progressive, with significant morbidity and mortality. [from GeneReviews]
Authors:
Mohammed Almannai  |  Dana Marafi  |  Ayman W El-Hattab   view full author information

Clinical features

From HPO
Spasticity
MedGen UID:
7753
Concept ID:
C0026838
Sign or Symptom
A motor disorder characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in tonic stretch reflexes with increased muscle tone, exaggerated (hyperexcitable) tendon reflexes.
Seizure
MedGen UID:
20693
Concept ID:
C0036572
Sign or Symptom
A seizure is an intermittent abnormality of nervous system physiology characterized by a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.
Spastic paraplegia
MedGen UID:
20882
Concept ID:
C0037772
Disease or Syndrome
Spasticity and weakness of the leg and hip muscles.
Hypoplasia of the corpus callosum
MedGen UID:
138005
Concept ID:
C0344482
Congenital Abnormality
Underdevelopment of the corpus callosum.
Spastic tetraplegia
MedGen UID:
98433
Concept ID:
C0426970
Disease or Syndrome
Spastic paralysis affecting all four limbs.
Global developmental delay
MedGen UID:
107838
Concept ID:
C0557874
Finding
A delay in the achievement of motor or mental milestones in the domains of development of a child, including motor skills, speech and language, cognitive skills, and social and emotional skills. This term should only be used to describe children younger than five years of age.
Inability to walk
MedGen UID:
107860
Concept ID:
C0560046
Finding
Incapability to ambulate.
Focal tonic seizure
MedGen UID:
199867
Concept ID:
C0752324
Disease or Syndrome
A type of focal motor seizure characterized by sustained increase in muscle contraction, lasting a few seconds to minutes.
Absent speech
MedGen UID:
340737
Concept ID:
C1854882
Finding
Complete lack of development of speech and language abilities.
Cerebral hypoplasia
MedGen UID:
343321
Concept ID:
C1855330
Finding
Underdevelopment of the cerebrum.
Intellectual disability, profound
MedGen UID:
892508
Concept ID:
C3161330
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
Profound mental retardation is defined as an intelligence quotient (IQ) below 20.
Ventriculomegaly
MedGen UID:
480553
Concept ID:
C3278923
Finding
An increase in size of the ventricular system of the brain.
Reduced cerebral white matter volume
MedGen UID:
1815057
Concept ID:
C5706151
Finding
An abnormally low volume of the white matter of the brain.
Joint contracture
MedGen UID:
3228
Concept ID:
C0009918
Anatomical Abnormality
A limitation in the passive range of motion of the elbow resulting from loss of elasticity in the periarticular tissues owing to structural changes of non-bony tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules or skin. A contracture prevents movement of the associated body part.
Hypotonia
MedGen UID:
10133
Concept ID:
C0026827
Finding
Hypotonia is an abnormally low muscle tone (the amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle). Even when relaxed, muscles have a continuous and passive partial contraction which provides some resistance to passive stretching. Hypotonia thus manifests as diminished resistance to passive stretching. Hypotonia is not the same as muscle weakness, although the two conditions can co-exist.
Kyphoscoliosis
MedGen UID:
154361
Concept ID:
C0575158
Anatomical Abnormality
An abnormal curvature of the spine in both a coronal (lateral) and sagittal (back-to-front) plane.
Axial hypotonia
MedGen UID:
342959
Concept ID:
C1853743
Finding
Muscular hypotonia (abnormally low muscle tone) affecting the musculature of the trunk.
Microcephaly
MedGen UID:
1644158
Concept ID:
C4551563
Finding
Head circumference below 2 standard deviations below the mean for age and gender.
Respiratory distress
MedGen UID:
96907
Concept ID:
C0476273
Sign or Symptom
Respiratory distress is objectively observable as the physical or emotional consequences from the experience of dyspnea. The physical presentation of respiratory distress is generally referred to as labored breathing, while the sensation of respiratory distress is called shortness of breath or dyspnea.
Visual impairment
MedGen UID:
777085
Concept ID:
C3665347
Finding
Visual impairment (or vision impairment) is vision loss (of a person) to such a degree as to qualify as an additional support need through a significant limitation of visual capability resulting from either disease, trauma, or congenital or degenerative conditions that cannot be corrected by conventional means, such as refractive correction, medication, or surgery.

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Charalambous M, Muñana K, Patterson EE, Platt SR, Volk HA
J Vet Intern Med 2024 Jan-Feb;38(1):19-40. Epub 2023 Nov 3 doi: 10.1111/jvim.16928. PMID: 37921621Free PMC Article
Zuberi SM, Wirrell E, Yozawitz E, Wilmshurst JM, Specchio N, Riney K, Pressler R, Auvin S, Samia P, Hirsch E, Galicchio S, Triki C, Snead OC, Wiebe S, Cross JH, Tinuper P, Scheffer IE, Perucca E, Moshé SL, Nabbout R
Epilepsia 2022 Jun;63(6):1349-1397. Epub 2022 May 3 doi: 10.1111/epi.17239. PMID: 35503712
Abboud H, Probasco JC, Irani S, Ances B, Benavides DR, Bradshaw M, Christo PP, Dale RC, Fernandez-Fournier M, Flanagan EP, Gadoth A, George P, Grebenciucova E, Jammoul A, Lee ST, Li Y, Matiello M, Morse AM, Rae-Grant A, Rojas G, Rossman I, Schmitt S, Venkatesan A, Vernino S, Pittock SJ, Titulaer MJ; Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance Clinicians Network
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2021 Jul;92(7):757-768. Epub 2021 Mar 1 doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2020-325300. PMID: 33649022Free PMC Article

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Zelano J, Holtkamp M, Agarwal N, Lattanzi S, Trinka E, Brigo F
Epileptic Disord 2020 Jun 1;22(3):252-263. doi: 10.1684/epd.2020.1159. PMID: 32597766
Ziobro J, Shellhaas RA
Semin Neurol 2020 Apr;40(2):246-256. Epub 2020 Mar 6 doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1702943. PMID: 32143234
Shellhaas RA
Handb Clin Neurol 2019;162:347-361. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-64029-1.00017-5. PMID: 31324320
Guerreiro CA
Indian J Med Res 2016 Nov;144(5):657-660. doi: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_1051_16. PMID: 28361817Free PMC Article
Patterson JL, Carapetian SA, Hageman JR, Kelley KR
Pediatr Ann 2013 Dec;42(12):249-54. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20131122-09. PMID: 24295158

Diagnosis

Pisani F, Spagnoli C, Falsaperla R, Nagarajan L, Ramantani G
Seizure 2021 Feb;85:48-56. Epub 2021 Jan 4 doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2020.12.023. PMID: 33418166
Ziobro J, Shellhaas RA
Semin Neurol 2020 Apr;40(2):246-256. Epub 2020 Mar 6 doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1702943. PMID: 32143234
Shellhaas RA
Handb Clin Neurol 2019;162:347-361. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-64029-1.00017-5. PMID: 31324320
Johnson EL
Med Clin North Am 2019 Mar;103(2):309-324. Epub 2018 Dec 3 doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2018.10.002. PMID: 30704683
Patterson JL, Carapetian SA, Hageman JR, Kelley KR
Pediatr Ann 2013 Dec;42(12):249-54. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20131122-09. PMID: 24295158

Therapy

Pizzo F, Collotta AD, Di Nora A, Costanza G, Ruggieri M, Falsaperla R
Expert Rev Neurother 2022 Feb;22(2):169-177. Epub 2022 Feb 25 doi: 10.1080/14737175.2022.2030220. PMID: 35144527
Rosenthal ES
Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2021 Oct 1;27(5):1321-1343. doi: 10.1212/CON.0000000000001012. PMID: 34618762
Ziobro JM, Eschbach K, Shellhaas RA
Neurotherapeutics 2021 Jul;18(3):1564-1581. Epub 2021 Aug 12 doi: 10.1007/s13311-021-01085-8. PMID: 34386906Free PMC Article
von Wrede R, Helmstaedter C, Surges R
Clin Drug Investig 2021 Mar;41(3):211-220. Epub 2021 Feb 9 doi: 10.1007/s40261-021-01003-y. PMID: 33559102Free PMC Article
Kotulska K, Kwiatkowski DJ, Curatolo P, Weschke B, Riney K, Jansen F, Feucht M, Krsek P, Nabbout R, Jansen AC, Wojdan K, Sijko K, Głowacka-Walas J, Borkowska J, Sadowski K, Domańska-Pakieła D, Moavero R, Hertzberg C, Hulshof H, Scholl T, Benova B, Aronica E, de Ridder J, Lagae L, Jóźwiak S; EPISTOP Investigators
Ann Neurol 2021 Feb;89(2):304-314. Epub 2020 Nov 27 doi: 10.1002/ana.25956. PMID: 33180985Free PMC Article

Prognosis

Menghi V, Bisulli F, Cardinale F, Vignatelli L, Zenesini C, Mai R, Proserpio P, Francione S, Sartori I, Tinuper P, Nobili L
Epilepsy Behav 2022 Apr;129:108629. Epub 2022 Mar 7 doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2022.108629. PMID: 35272206
Salanova V, Sperling MR, Gross RE, Irwin CP, Vollhaber JA, Giftakis JE, Fisher RS; SANTÉ Study Group
Epilepsia 2021 Jun;62(6):1306-1317. Epub 2021 Apr 8 doi: 10.1111/epi.16895. PMID: 33830503
Patterson JL, Carapetian SA, Hageman JR, Kelley KR
Pediatr Ann 2013 Dec;42(12):249-54. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20131122-09. PMID: 24295158
Silverman IE, Restrepo L, Mathews GC
Arch Neurol 2002 Feb;59(2):195-201. doi: 10.1001/archneur.59.2.195. PMID: 11843689
Rennie JM
Eur J Pediatr 1997 Feb;156(2):83-7. doi: 10.1007/s004310050559. PMID: 9039506

Clinical prediction guides

Fu A, Lado FA
J Clin Neurophysiol 2024 Mar 1;41(3):207-213. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000001045. PMID: 38436388
Baud MO, Proix T, Rao VR, Schindler K
Curr Opin Neurol 2020 Apr;33(2):163-172. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0000000000000798. PMID: 32049738
Meisel C, Loddenkemper T
Neuropharmacology 2020 Aug 1;172:107898. Epub 2019 Dec 5 doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2019.107898. PMID: 31839204
Xu MY
Stroke Vasc Neurol 2019 Mar;4(1):48-56. Epub 2018 Dec 9 doi: 10.1136/svn-2018-000175. PMID: 31105979Free PMC Article
Acharya UR, Hagiwara Y, Adeli H
Epilepsy Behav 2018 Nov;88:251-261. Epub 2018 Oct 11 doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.09.030. PMID: 30317059

Recent systematic reviews

Pressler RM, Abend NS, Auvin S, Boylan G, Brigo F, Cilio MR, De Vries LS, Elia M, Espeche A, Hahn CD, Inder T, Jette N, Kakooza-Mwesige A, Mader S, Mizrahi EM, Moshé SL, Nagarajan L, Noyman I, Nunes ML, Samia P, Shany E, Shellhaas RA, Subota A, Triki CC, Tsuchida T, Vinayan KP, Wilmshurst JM, Yozawitz EG, Hartmann H
Epilepsia 2023 Oct;64(10):2550-2570. Epub 2023 Sep 1 doi: 10.1111/epi.17745. PMID: 37655702
Vetkas A, Fomenko A, Germann J, Sarica C, Iorio-Morin C, Samuel N, Yamamoto K, Milano V, Cheyuo C, Zemmar A, Elias G, Boutet A, Loh A, Santyr B, Gwun D, Tasserie J, Kalia SK, Lozano AM
Epilepsia 2022 Mar;63(3):513-524. Epub 2022 Jan 3 doi: 10.1111/epi.17157. PMID: 34981509
Sultana B, Panzini MA, Veilleux Carpentier A, Comtois J, Rioux B, Gore G, Bauer PR, Kwon CS, Jetté N, Josephson CB, Keezer MR
Neurology 2021 Apr 27;96(17):805-817. Epub 2021 Mar 15 doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000011839. PMID: 33722992
Jafarpour S, Hirsch LJ, Gaínza-Lein M, Kellinghaus C, Detyniecki K
Seizure 2019 May;68:9-15. Epub 2018 May 21 doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2018.05.013. PMID: 29871784
Steinert T, Fröscher W
Pharmacopsychiatry 2018 Jul;51(4):121-135. Epub 2017 Aug 29 doi: 10.1055/s-0043-117962. PMID: 28850959

Supplemental Content

Table of contents

    Clinical resources

    Practice guidelines

    • PubMed
      See practice and clinical guidelines in PubMed. The search results may include broader topics and may not capture all published guidelines. See the FAQ for details.

    Consumer resources

    Recent activity

    Your browsing activity is empty.

    Activity recording is turned off.

    Turn recording back on

    See more...