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March 1972

Thymic Dysplasia Associated With Dyschondroplasia in an Infant

Author Affiliations

Ankara, Turkey
From the departments of pediatrics and pediatric pathology, Hacettepe University, Hacettepe Children's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(3):240-244. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110090110017

A family had two siblings with cell-mediated immunodeficiency. In the first case both the thymic dysplasia and dyschondroplasia were discovered during postmortem studies, while in the second patient the existence of a disturbance of cellular immunity was found by various immunological studies. A review of the literature for other cases of immune deficiency disease associated with abnormalities involving other tissues suggests that such associations may not be coincidental in nature.