Localization of a novel autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing impairment locus (DFNB38) to 6q26-q27 in a consanguineous kindred from Pakistan

Hum Hered. 2003;55(1):71-4. doi: 10.1159/000071813.


For autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment over 30 loci have been mapped and 19 genes have been identified. DFNB38, a novel locus for autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment, was localized in a consanguineous Pakistani kindred to 6q26-q27. The affected family members present with profound prelingual sensorineural hearing impairment and use sign language for communications. Linkage was established to microsatellite markers located on chromosome 6q26-q27 (Multipoint lod score 3.6). The genetic region for DFNB38 spans 10.1 cM according to the Marshfield genetic map and is bounded by markers D6S980 and D6S1719. This genetic region corresponds to 3.4 MB on the sequence-based physical map.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 6*
  • Consanguinity*
  • Deafness / genetics*
  • Female
  • Genes, Recessive
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Homozygote
  • Humans
  • Lod Score
  • Male
  • Pakistan
  • Pedigree
  • Recombination, Genetic


  • Genetic Markers

Associated data

  • OMIM/120290
  • OMIM/121014
  • OMIM/600970
  • OMIM/603550