Tricho-hepatic-enteric syndrome (THES) without intractable diarrhoea

C. Poulton, G. Pathak, K. Mina, T. Lassman, D. N. Azmanov, E. McCormack, S. Broley, L. Dreyer, D. Gration, E. Taylor, M. OSullivan, A. Siafarikis, M. Ravikumara, H. Dawkins, N. Pachter, G. Baynam

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Tricho-hepatic-enteric syndrome (THES) is a genetically heterogeneous rare syndrome (OMIM: 222470 (THES1) and 614602 (THES2)) that typically presents in the neonatal period with intractable diarrhoea, intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR), facial dysmorphism, and hair and skin changes. THES is associated with pathogenic variants in either TTC37 or SKIV2L; both are components of the human SKI complex, an RNA exosome cofactor. We report an 8 year old girl who was diagnosed with THES by the Undiagnosed Disease Program-WA with compound heterozygous pathogenic variants in SKIV2L. While THES was considered in the differential diagnosis, the absence of protracted diarrhoea delayed definitive diagnosis. We therefore suggest that SKIV2L testing should be considered in cases otherwise suggestive of THES, but without the characteristic diarrhoea. We expand the phenotypic spectrum while reviewing the current knowledge on SKIV2L.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-114
Number of pages5
StatePublished - May 30 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Next generation sequencing
  • RNA exosome
  • SKI complex
  • SKIV2L
  • Undiagnosed

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  • Journal Article
  • Review

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    Poulton, C., Pathak, G., Mina, K., Lassman, T., Azmanov, D. N., McCormack, E., Broley, S., Dreyer, L., Gration, D., Taylor, E., OSullivan, M., Siafarikis, A., Ravikumara, M., Dawkins, H., Pachter, N., & Baynam, G. (2019). Tricho-hepatic-enteric syndrome (THES) without intractable diarrhoea. Gene, 699, 110-114.