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Danon disease presenting with early onset of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and peripheral pigmentary retinal dystrophy in a female with a de novo novel mosaic mutation in the LAMP2 gene

Journal article
Authors M. Meinert
E. Englund
Carola Oldfors Hedberg
Anders Oldfors
B. Kornhall
C. Lundin
E. Wittstrom
Published in Ophthalmic Genetics
Volume 40
Issue 3
Pages 227-236
ISSN 1381-6810
Publication year 2019
Published at Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Pathology
Pages 227-236
Language en
Keywords Danon disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, peripheral pigmentary retinal dystrophy, mosaic mutation in LAMP2, iscev standard, germline mosaicism, features, patient, Genetics & Heredity, Ophthalmology
Subject categories Medical Genetics


Purpose: To describe the phenotype and genotype in a young woman with Danon disease. Methods: The patient underwent an ophthalmic examination including best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), fundus photography and fundus autofluorescence (FAF), full-field electroretinography (full-field ERG), multifocal ERG, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and SAP-Humphrey 30-2 at the ages of 20 and 25. Electrooculography, fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine angiography and OCT angiography were performed only once. Genetic testing using a Next-Generation Sequencing panel and immunohistochemical analysis of LAMP2 protein expression were performed in the patient's explanted heart, and the patient's cardiologic and ophthalmologic records were retrospectively reviewed. Results: A de novo, novel, mosaic mutation, c.135dupA; p.(Trp46Metfs*10) was identified in exon 2 of the LAMP2 gene. Immunohistochemical investigation of the myocardium in the explanted heart revealed pronounced deficiency of LAMP2 protein in cardiomyocytes. The color photographs, FAF images and FA revealed more extensive peripheral pigmentary retinal dystrophy (PPRD) at the 5-year follow-up examination. No changes were observed in BCVA, OCT, SAP-Humphrey 30-2 or multifocal ERG findings at follow-up. Full-field ERG showed an asymmetric interocular reduction in ERG response at follow-up: the b-wave amplitude of the rod response had decreased by 29% in the right eye, but by only 6 % in the left eye. The a-wave amplitude of single-flash response had decreased by 9 % in the left eye, while it had increased by 3% in the right eye. Conclusions: Although PPRD progressed slowly, it was an important clue in the diagnosis of the life-threatening condition of Danon disease.

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