The condition that is being reported here as an hereditary arthrodysplasia is a disorder that is transmitted from parent to child, that causes deformity of the different joints interfering with their function and that, so far as it has been possible for me to determine, has never been reported previous to this report, which is based on a study of two families in which thirty-five of seventy-nine persons are affected.
It seems advisable to bring this condition to the attention of the medical.profession, as the disorder in some instances causes deformity sufficient to compel the afflicted one to seek relief and as the deformity simulates other conditions with which it may be confused.
About five years ago the ninth individual in the fourth generation of the first family came to me as an obstetric patient. I noticed that she suffered from hereditary dystrophy of the nails and that her knees
TURNER JW. AN HEREDITARY ARTHRODYSPLASIA ASSOCIATED WITH HEREDITARY DYSTROPHY OF THE NAILS. JAMA. 1933;100(12):882–884. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740120020008
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