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February 1982

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome and Related Disorders

Author Affiliations

From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(2):285-288. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030287011

• The Bardet-Biedl and Laurence-Moon syndromes are distinct entities. The nosology of five syndromes combining ocular and/or auditory defects, mental retardation, genital hypoplasia, obesity, and digital anomalies is reviewed. A 32-month-old boy had an unusual condition that may represent a sixth entity.