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February 1977

A Syndrome of Microcephaly and Cataracts in Four SiblingsA New Genetic Syndrome?

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Human Development, Anatomy, and Zoology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing (Drs Scott-Emuakpor and Higgins); and Coldwater (Mich) State Home and Training School (Dr Heffelfinger).

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(2):167-169. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120150049010

• We describe a syndrome of microcephaly, with extreme failure to thrive, (severe spasticity), kyphoscoliosis, cataracts, and hip dysplasia in four siblings. The syndrome could be a new one, although it has several features resembling those described by Lowry et al. It is suggested that this syndrome is inherited as an autosomal-recessive condition.

(Am J Dis Child 131:167-169, 1977)