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July 1973

The "Campomelic" Syndrome-Reply

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(1):128. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190116027

We thank Dr. Szalay for bringing our references up to date. His references 2-4, and 7-10 were not listed in Index Medicus or the MEDLINE Bibliographic Service at the time of completion of our manuscript. We were aware of Spranger's letter1 since our cases were included in their brief comments and inquiry. Many of his cases were included subsequently in Maroteaux's paper.2 We were also aware of Bianchine's case3 but were unaware at that time when we freely shared our data with her as to where she had planned to report her case.

The terms "campomelic" and "camptomelic" have both been used to describe this syndrome. Neither term is misspelled. Both are derived from the Greek. Whether one is more correct is a philological question best left to Greek scholars. It is unlikely that either term would cause much confusion or concern among

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