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August 1982

A Disorder Related to Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

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Mexico City

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(8):1354. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040332029

To the Editor.  —We read with interest the article by Schachat and Maumenee entitled "Bardet-Biedl Syndrome and Related Disorders, published in the February Archives (1982;100:285-288). Drs Schachat and Maumenee should be congratulated for summarizing the present state of knowledge on these syndromes. Last year, we reported two cases of Bardet-Biedl syndrome that were seen at the Hospital for the Prevention of Blindness in Mexico City.1 We agree with Drs Schachat and Maumenee that their case represents a new entity combining ocular and auditory defects, mental retardation, genital hypoplasia, obesity, and polydactyly. A second case has been reported in the literature to help establish the constancy of this new entity.

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