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October 1970

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(4):477-484. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000100125027
Abstract

PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY  Feb 21, 1969

Syndactylism and Polydactylism. Presented by Charles L. Heaton, MD, and Edward Shmunes, MD.  Polydactylism and syndactylism, or both, are evident in this patient, a 32-year-old Negro woman, who also has nummular eczema. Several members of her family are affected as shown in the Figure: 1, the patient shows syndactylism between the fourth and fifth toes bilaterally and has bifid fifth toes; 2, the 17-month-old daughter of the patient has a bifid digit on the right foot only and syndactylism of the fourth and fifth digits of the right foot; 3, the 13-year-old daughter of the patient exhibits syndactylism of the second and third toes of the right foot only; 4, the 15-year-old son of the patient shows polydactylism of the fifth digit of each hand; and 5 and 6, a paternal aunt and uncle of the patient have polydactylism of the fifth digit of

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