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Presented by Dr. Richard C. Miller.
This 11-year-old white boy had increasing difficulty with motor function. He was the product of a full-term pregnancy complicated at six months gestation by heavy vaginal bleeding. Labor was unremarkable; birth weight was 3,175 gm (7 lb). He smiled and walked at the normal age. Speech was also normal. At 2 years of age the patient demonstrated poor motor function and a diagnosis of cerebral palsy was made. Since that time the child's neurological deficit had become worse, his major problem being balance. In November 1966, the child was admitted to Babies Hospital for reevaluation at which time the diagnosis of ataxia-telangiectasia was made.Past history reveals that he has had recurrent episodes of pan sinusitis and frequent middle ear infections. At the age of 5 years surgery was performed for bilateral cryptorchidism.The patient has two male siblings age 7
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINEDepartment of Dermatology and Syphilology March 7, 1967. Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(2):207-214. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610140105026