Dominant mutations in MFN2 cause a range of phenotypes, including severe, early-onset axonal neuropathy, "classical CMT2", and late-onset axonal neuropathy. We found a novel MFN2 mutation - c.283A>G (p.Arg95Gly) - that results in an axonal neuropathy with variable clinical severity in a multigenerational family. In affected family members, electromyography showed moderate to severe, chronic denervation in distal muscles. Such variable clinical severity highlights the need to do careful assessments of at risk individuals when assessing MFN2 variants.
Keywords: CMT2A; Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 2; Late-onset axonal neuropathy; Multigenerational affection; Variable penetrance.
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