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Study of Proteus Syndrome and Related Congenital Disorders

Launched by NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI) · Nov 3, 1999

Trial Information

Current as of March 05, 2024

Recruiting

Keywords

Sporadic Mosaic Growth Disorder Progressive Multiple Abnormalities Natural History

Description

The purpose of this project is to specifically delineate the phenotype and natural history and genetic etiology of Proteus syndrome (PS) and other overgrowth disorders hypothesized to be in the PI3K/AKT pathway. As we have recently determined the molecular cause of PS and the related disorder of fibroadipose overgrowth, our main objectives moving forward include genotype-phenotype correlations, identifying quantifiable phenotypic characteristics in patients and measuring changes in these characteristics over time, developing potential biomarkers for future therapeutic research, and using ou...

Gender

All

Eligibility criteria

  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:
  • All patients who meet clinical diagnostic criteria for PS, or who have demonstrated AKT1 p.Glu17Lys mutations are considered eligible for this protocol. As well, we will generally offer an in-person evaluation at the NIHCC to patients with PS whenever possible.
  • As these disorders are usually apparent at or soon after birth, and appear to evolve at least into the third decade of life, early assessment and long-term follow-up are necessary. We have already learned that PS has a high pediatric mortality rate. PS and other overgrowth disorders are progressive and for some individuals, may warrant more frequent observation during youth and adolescence. Therefore, it would not be practicable or ethical to exclude children from enrollment.
  • Patients with overgrowth that is not definitively PS (i.e., who do not appear to meet clinical diagnostic criteria) may also be eligible to participate in this study. Decisions to invite patients in this group to the NIHCC for an in-person evaluation are made on a case-by-case basis where the patient s phenotype, health, proximity to the NIH, and fit with our current research aims will all be taken into account. In general, we will consider subjects who have one or more of the manifestations from the PS clinical criteria as eligible.
  • Enrollment of adults with impaired decision-making capacity is scientifically justified because PS is an ultra-rare disorder where 10-15% of patients have significant cognitive impairment and gaining a better understanding of this aspect of the phenotype (as well as the other concerns adult patients may present with) is critical to advancing our knowledge of this disorder. Progression of overgrowth, particularly the fibroadipose overgrowth in CLOVES syndrome, is a significant issue in many adults with this condition and understanding the trajectory of overgrowth throughout the lifespan is an important goal of this study.
  • This protocol enrolls participants of all ages which includes women of child-bearing age. We recognize that women may become pregnant during the course of this study. While we have not documented a case of a female with Proteus syndrome becoming pregnant it is important to gather clinical data if such a case occurs in order to better understand the natural history of Proteus syndrome and related disorders.
  • Since we enroll people of all ages, some of the women we enroll may become pregnant during the course of the study. No radiation imaging studies will be done on women if they are known to be pregnant. We will screen all women of reproductive age with a pregnancy test prior to surgery, as per standard surgical practice.
  • There are no exclusions for race, age, or gender for participants.
  • EXCLUSION CRITERIA:
  • Patients with cancer but who do not have overgrowth or other non-tumor manifestations of PS or non-PS overgrowth, whose tumors may harbor AKT1, PIK3CA, or other mutations, are not eligible for this study. In general, patients who clearly meet diagnostic criteria for a well-characterized overgrowth syndrome that is NOT PS are not eligible for this study. Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome and PHACES syndrome are examples of such entities. We will not enroll prisoners, healthy volunteers, or lab personnel. Some persons with PS and other overgrowth conditions are intellectually disabled (ID) or developmentally delayed (probably ~10%). The consent issues are no different for children with ID than developmentally appropriate children except that assent will be judged by developmental level instead of age. Patients who are adults and decisionally-impaired are eligible only if they have a legal guardian who has authority to sign a consent form on their behalf. Patients who are medically fragile or unable to tolerate travel to the NIHCC will not routinely be eligible for participation.
  • We will request permission to retain some information about prospective participants who may not be immediately enrolled. As these participants will not immediately be signing a consent form and joining the study, we propose to NOT count these participants in our Inclusion Enrollment Reports until they have formally enrolled in the study (that is, they have signed consent forms).
  • We will not enroll neonates (newborns less than one month old).

Attachments

readout_NCT00001403_2024-03-05.pdf

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NCT00001403_study_protocol.pdf

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About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Locations

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Timeline

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ongoing

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