Dandy-Walker-like malformation (DWLM)

DWLM as a disease is caused by a malformation of the cerebellum. Symptoms include various forms... more
Disease
Workgroups of Prof. Andrea Fischer from the university of Munich and of Prof. Tosso Leeb from the university of Bern found a causative mutation for cerebellar hypoplasia in dogs for the first time: A mutation in the VLDLR-gene is responsible for the so called Dandy-Walker-like malformation (DWLM) found in Eurasian dogs. DWLM as a disease is caused by a malformation of the cerebellum. Symptoms include various forms of ataxia and commence at the age of 5-6 weeks. Affected dogs exhibit wobbly gait, loss of balance or periodic reoccurring collapses. Epileptic seizures were described in some cases as well.
Breed
Eurasien
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab
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