Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS), commonly caused by mutations in the FAS gene, is a disease with variable penetrance. Subjects may be asymptomatic, or they may present with lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, cytopenias, or malignancy. Prompt recognition of ALPS is needed for optimal management. We describe a multi-generational cohort presenting with clinical manifestations of ALPS, and a previously unreported heterozygous missense variant of uncertain significance in FAS (c.758G >T, p.G253V), located in exon 9. Knowledge of the underlying genetic defect permitted prompt targeted therapy to treat acute episodes of cytopenia. This cohort underscores the importance of genetic testing in subjects with clinical features of ALPS and should facilitate the reclassification of this variant as pathogenic.
- ALPS (autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome)
- novel mutation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health