[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 34.204.183.113. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
February 1957

Rothmund's Syndrome—Thomson's Syndrome: Congenital Poikiloderma With or Without Juvenile Cataracts A Review of the Literature, Report of a Case, and Discussion of the Relationship of the Two Syndromes

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich.

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(2):236-244. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550140080013
Abstract

In 1868, in the ophthalmologic clinic at Munich, August Rothmund1 saw a 5-year-old boy with a cataract in one eye, and a peculiar marmorization of the skin. Several weeks later a cataract developed in the other eye. Two other children living in the same isolated area in the Bavarian Alps were seen with cataracts and the peculiar ``degeneration'' of the skin. Because the parents assured him there were other children in the area similarly afflicted Rothmund visited the towns of Ritzelndorf, Hircheck, and Mittelberg in Kleine Walsertal, a dead-end valley in the mountains where these people lived. Most of the families in this valley were

×